January 22, 2011

Phoenix Rising!

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

A New Year - A New You!

My message for the new year is to take the time to dig introspectively, shed baggage (financial, physical, spiritual and emotional), and give thanks for 2006 blessings and even the trials. Open your hearts to receive the newness of 2007 to receive God's blessings AND lessons that HE will bestow on us.

"YOU do the POSSIBLE and let GOD do the IMPOSSIBLE"

God bless you all into 2007 and foreva more.
Sepialove \0/

December 26, 2006

Rest in Peace

(1933 - 2006)
We have lost another legend. But can you imagine the jam session up in Heaven? I hope the pearly gates are soundproofed. Rest in Peace, my brother.

God bless you Mr. Brown.

December 16, 2006

Jennifer Hudson - One Night Only (Today Show)

I can't WAIT to see Dreamgirls! Jennifer Hudson is the MAIN reason I want to see this. Sang you SONG chile! Now THIS is a DREAMGIRL!

The Twelve Days of Christmas

It doesn't get better than this! *lol*

December 14, 2006

Remember This........

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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

Music Music Music!

I love music. I love hearing good music, listening to lyrics that transport me to another place, another time. As an R & B old school purist, finding this group made my ears smile. I have wanted to add music to this blog ever since I started it, but I am so glad I waited until now.

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

In Memorium - Bebe Moore Campbell

I had the pleasure of reading several of her novels and found them to be thought provoking, sincere and poignant. My favorite was "72 Hour Hold" that was an unflinching look at the mental health system. Based on a personal account, she wrote about a mother's struggle to get treatment for her daughter diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder.

(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

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful every day, but look forward to a national day of reflection on Thanksgiving. I am thankful for just being able to see yet another year, to marvel at the increased independance and understanding of my special needs angel, and for renewed faith. I am thankful for parents that love me unconditionally and for family, although some what remote, that still warms my heart.

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.

But most of all, I am thankful for my Jesus. One who gives me breath in my body, legs to walk with, hearing and sight. A voice to speak His praises and a mind to discern my world.

Today, I am thankful.

November 21, 2006

Kramer Kracks

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

Playstation 3 Mania

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?