January 22, 2011
It's been 4 LONGGGGGG years since my last post and I made some very critical decisions regarding this blog. It has always been in my internet closet like a soft blanket needed during a cool afternoon. I would refer to it, read it, link it to someone and put it back up on the shelf..... until now.
What sparked my creative rebirth? Wow, where do I start? Since February of 2009, I have been visiting, (and virtually living), on a site called Second Life. It is AMAZING to say the least, and that is where my NEW alter ego was born. Her name is Ambrosia Kamala, (see next post). I adore her and my "Second" Life.
Ironically, the Phoenix pictured here represents my ascent back into blogging, but also the "viewer" or program that I use on Second Life (SL). This program has allowed me to expand my already imaginative expressiveness in a virtual environment. But I will talk about that in the coming posts.
Buckle up, It's gonna be a bumpy ride :)
*Brosia* / Sepia
January 1, 2007
December 26, 2006
December 16, 2006
December 14, 2006
Christian Glitter by www.christianglitter.com
No speeches here. Just a reminder as you go about your day, think about those that may not be as fortunate as you. Reach out to family, friends and even those that may need a kind word or a smile to melt the brokenness in their hearts.
If you are going through a storm, give God the praise and glory for what you DO have. I know that when I'm depressed, the quickest way for me to shake off the gloom and doom is to help someone else.
- Visit a nursing home, shelter or Children's hospital, take some small gifts, spend some time talking to those that can't get out.
- Donate toys, clothing, or other needed items to the less fortunate.
- Go Christmas Caroling!
- Make some Christmas cookies
- Treat someone to lunch, or have someone over for dinner. Seniors tend to isolate themselves at home, so check on them.
- Help out at in a food pantry or volunteer at a soup kitchen serving those that are hungry.
JESUS is the reason for the season.
December 5, 2006
The Chapter is a refreshing blast of Soul nostalgia, yet still captures the best of today's sound. "Can't Nobody" is the JAM. Also "Derty Jazz" keeps my head bopping. Now I'm no musical expert, but I know what I like.
I happened to find them on a site called American Idol Underground and also found their MySpace page. http://www.myspace.com/thechapter .
You can buy The Chapter's CD at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thechapter.
I feel it is imperative to give exposure to musical purists that rise above and transcend today's cookie cutter studio madness. I will be featuring new artists as often as possible.
November 28, 2006
(From the New York Times)
(Along with writers like Terry McMillan, Ms. Campbell was part of the first wave of black novelists who made the lives of upwardly mobile black people a routine subject for popular fiction. Straddling the divide between literary and mass-market novels, Ms. Campbell’s work explored not only the turbulent dance between blacks and whites but also the equally fraught relationship between men and women.
Throughout her work, Ms. Campbell sought to counter prevailing stereotypes of black people as socially and economically marginal. Though critics occasionally faulted her characters as two-dimensional, her novels were known for their crossover appeal, read by blacks and whites alike. )
Mrs. Campbell succumbed to a neurological condition last week and I will miss her unique and gifted voice in the publishing world.
God bless her family in their time of grief.
November 23, 2006
I am thankful I live in a country that allows us the freedoms that exist and for the soldiers that fight to keep those very same freedoms. I am thankful for all of the people who have reached out to me and my child to help her grow healthy and well adjusted. The Teachers, the physical, occupational and speech therapists. All of the service coordinators and agencies.
I am thankful for my church home, my pastor and his leadership. I am thankful for all my sisters and brothers in Christ. Who have listened, counseled, hugged , laughed and cried with me.
I am also thankful to my online friends and "family". Those who have inspired me, encouraged me, made me laugh, challenged me and even taunted me. You keep my spirits high and allow me to shine.
Today, I am thankful.
November 21, 2006
Michael Richards, the quirky comedian who made his mark in the NBC comedy "Seinfeld", lost his mind on stage and racially attacked two black hecklers at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles last friday. This is unacceptable. Not only did he call these men "niggers", but he also made an off color remark about lynching.
Comedians are heckled all the time, he has been in the business too long to act out in this way. I dont buy his disingenuous apology. As a black woman, I found his tirade disturbing and quite sad. Lynching isnt something that is open for comedic banter. If he was under the influence of drugs or booze, I'm not buying that as an excuse. As my grandmother always said, "A drunk mind speaks SOBER thoughts".
November 17, 2006
Okay, is it just me or have folks lost their natural minds? Why in the sam hell would folks sit in line for 3 days to get this "TOY"?
People are getting shot IN LINE, robbed while on the way home and all this to MAYBE sell it on eBay for a huge profit.
Isn't your life worth more than just $699?