Perspective

#LockdownLessons

A teenage girl with long curly hair trying to trim it, resulting unevenly – ends up having to shave her head. The silver lining – she looks great! That’s what inspired me to trim mine – short, okay… very short! I tend to hide behind my hair and…

Spicy…a garden spices blog by Victorine

“We celebrate living another year and ceremonies we have been blessed to be a part of.  We celebrate our relationships – friends, and family, by blood and by love.  We wear our masks and wash our hands in celebration of being able to work for issues we believe…

Sisters, There is an Art to Aging Gracefully 

  I am aging. There I said it! I’m going on record as affirming that Aging Gracefully is an art and a tall order. I’ve observed a few emerging patterns in my life that I’d like to share. You receive final assignments. There will be some late-in-life lessons that, Universal…

A Life with Art

  I experimented recently, to see how life would be without art. I closed my eyes and tried to imagine a world or an existence without the added beauty which art brings. It only took me two minutes to realize how empty my world would be without movies,…

Alex Wilhite: Celebrate

  “Oceanic” Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas 40” x 30” x 1.5” 2019 “Breaking News: Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2020 selected and invites one of my painting for group exhibition opening on January 16, 2020, through til March 13, 2020 Juror: Cara Manes, Associate…

YES, I AM THE VETERAN

I have to say that a lot when I wear my veteran gear. Be it my ball cap that says, “US NAVY VETERAN – PROUDLY SERVED,” my US NAVY Cruise Jacket that has about half the countries I’ve set port into, or my shipboard foul weather jacket that…

Catching up with Curtis James Morrow

We met him as Curtis “Kojo “Morrow, and he was a 57-year survivor of war and a busy artist.  Nothing has changed, except now he celebrates his 60-year survival.    His book, My Sankofa,  tells his story in vivid remembrances of his “quest for self-discovery” in Accra, Ghana. …

Hashtags Come Alive With Action…

May 15, 2017 This story contains information about violence which may be triggering to survivors. My neighbour, an outgoing, friendly lady in her thirties ALWAYS jumps in fright each time I emerge from my apartment or from the other end of the corridor of our apartment block. It is often…

Learning and Living with Change

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”-Mahatma Gandhi Are we here to continually learn and grow? There is something about the human condition that causes us to reject change. I think it’s the pain that accompanies growth. But without…