Greetings, I’m Ali…
I am on a mission to inspire the world through music, culture and literacy. I hope to set an example for others to learn from and realize the limitless spirit that lives within them. I strive to make a difference every day of my life by using my gifts and abilities to overcome the obstacles in front of me. In the end, I want to be the best father, brother and son, leader, drummer and librarian possible.
Join me on this journey – it will be a path of diverse experiences, internal and external growth, challenges and triumphs. I love to travel, drum, read, and see others reach their potential.
I live by a set of rules…
I learned a long time ago that life is all about setting a standard and sticking to it. Religions take their best stab at searching for those princliples and standards and that may work for some. For me, I have simply embraced seven principles to begin my journey and set me on the right path.
- COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY
- COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS
Yes, those are the principles of Kwanzaa and they are simple, concise, comprehensible, holistic, grounding, etc. I don’t to make things any more complicated than that. The other way of organizing my path is through the Maat philosophy:
These 14 ways cross one another and make up a whole person – and that is who I strive to be.