If art were not a universal language, would we as viewers and consumers of art experience such intense emotions that run the gambit from exuberance to despair? Running with the idea that art is a universal language that can overcome differences in cultures and languages, it is easy to see how art brings about evenContinue reading “Art: A Universal Language, A Universal Healing”
In the words of the Fresh Prince himself, “Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down…” However, there’s one anecdote from my very recent past that is sure to rival that of Bel Air royalty. It all started on the morning of Saturday, September 10, 2016. All day, I received countlessContinue reading “A Funny Thing Happened…”
This post isn’t particularly deep, but I took these two photos and I wanted to share them. Even though I’m not an early riser, the morning sun is something I consider spectacularly beautiful.
I originally wrote this in 2016 as part of a course during the completion of my master’s degree program. The past four years has demonstrated that the disenfranchisement of African Americans has not changed much over time. The ways in which Black people are abused by people in power and the justice system are justContinue reading “Civil Rights: The Fight is Not Yet Over”
Almost Home As I close my eyes and try to drift off to sleep I hear the hum of the engine and the whoosh of the road under the tires. I feel you take my hand and kiss my knuckles, whispering “we’ll be home soon.” I feel the steady tremble of the car as itContinue reading “I Wrote Another Poem”
It is all over today, The bond that existed my entire childhood. A thousand memories that meant so much to me, All of which are down to dust. I’ve hated you for a while but I knew you always cared, I’m indifferent about your existence now after the things you said. You can never takeContinue reading “It Is All Over”
Merriam Webster defines misanthrope as “a person who hates or distrusts humankind.”  This trusted etymological repository further explains that “Misanthrope comes from the Greek misanthrōpos “hating humankind” and was very likely popularized by the French playwright Moliere’s Le Misanthrope, which depicts a bitter critic of society who chooses exile over contact with other people…It is one of severalContinue reading “Who’s That Misanthrope?”
Rain The sky darkens. Gray clouds roll in. Listen to the Drip, drip drip of the rain on the roof, the car, the grass. Rain on the leaves like gentle applause as lazy gusts of wind send rain tap tap tapping against my window like a dear old friend.
Here in the USA, Thanksgiving is tomorrow so I wanted to share with all of you my favorite mac & cheese recipe! It’s very easy to follow and customizable to fit your own unique tastes. I don’t add breadcrumbs as a topping as that’s not something I enjoy on mac & cheese. Bon appetit! Source:Continue reading “One of My Favorite Recipes”
My last post was about the sim versions of Aziraphale and Crowley, and this is a follow up post about the sim versions of myself and Hilda who make up the third and fourth members of my sim family. I’ve been playing The Sims for a long time, and during that time I have neverContinue reading “Meet My Sims: Amethyst and Hilda”
I have been playing The Sims since the early 2000s when The Sims 2 debuted. Since then, I’ve played The Sims 3, and I currently play The Sims 4. In The Sims 4, I decided to expand upon my fictional family that I previously wrote about which is based on Good Omens and the roleplayContinue reading “Meet My Sims: Aziraphale and Crowley”
Hilda, one of the few plus-size pin-ups of the 1950s is the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers. From 1957 to 1985, Bryers generated over two hundred gorgeous paintings of this voluptuous ginger beauty for a series of calendars released by printing company, Brown & Bigelow. Atypical for the era and ahead of her time, HildaContinue reading “Hilda”