School was out, so Kali and I went back to the Cleveland Museum of Art for another Diasporan display. My artiste of a teenager and I were able to check out LOOKS, the wig inspired/politically driven paintings of Derrick Adams. https://videopress.com/v/82as47Kg?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&playsinline=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I love the scale of these paintings - they're quite massive. Bottom line, Derrick … Continue reading Derrick Adams: LOOKS
Revealing Krishna at the CMA
As always, Kali and I have the best experiences! On this day, it was unusually warm for December so we got out and enjoyed another CMA exhibit entitled Revealing Krishna. The virtual reality experience with narration was awesome, but the story of how "Krishna" made its way to Cleveland was even more amazing. It's a … Continue reading Revealing Krishna at the CMA
A Perfect Fall Day
In a window seat in Bixby Cafe at Shaker Square, reading about AfrofuturismBack at the house, Kali in her elementWorking on some graphicsFire red tree leavesAn afternoon at the movies to see My Hero Academia - It was so good!
Kayaking in the Cuyahoga River
Another pandemic-time getaway. Relatively inexpensive, very little hassle, and divinely peaceful. I highly recommend it! Check them out at paddletheriver.com. peace https://videopress.com/v/uBBJZg1j?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true https://videopress.com/v/yOv9UTfw?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true https://videopress.com/v/06FdO1ec?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true https://videopress.com/v/sd0T6x9Z?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
Introducing Maura, the new family addition!
It only took Kali about 7 years to make me break down and get another dog! I swear, every year since Pharoh passed, she has asked and I have made every excuse in the book to avoid it. For some reason, this just felt like the year. And, it didn't hurt that Ginaya agreed to … Continue reading Introducing Maura, the new family addition!
Setting the Sun on Virgo Season
Wrapping up another fantastic Virgo Season on the beaches of Lake Erie. We spent the beautiful day on the lake with the kayak and paddle board. photo by Chloephoto by Chloe https://youtu.be/bCjiyphVwrE
First Bike Ride! (of the year)
Is spring actually coming? In Cleveland, you never know. We aren't safe from winter until June! Well, Kali and I took our chances and hit the road on the bikes. This is one of our favorite past times and couldn't wait to get it back going. We rode to the lake and chilled for a … Continue reading First Bike Ride! (of the year)
11 Years of Life
With all of the information on Afrikan symbolism and symbology, power numbers and revelations, signs from the creator, nature and crystals, guidance and protection from the ancestors... the question still rings out, "why do I choose to adorn myself with an ankh?"... I choose life. Plain and simple. There are so many amazing facets of … Continue reading 11 Years of Life
“Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady”
Doubt - Death - Disillusion? I have grown tired of living in a world full of hate and hurt. Whenever I begin to break out of such limited thinking and living, I found that so many negative energies seemingly exist just to put me back. I'm often reminded that... "Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady" … Continue reading “Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady”
3 Movies that inspire ME as a father
#3 - Chef I get great inspiration from this movie - a southern guy works to redeem himself after a failed marriage and has to learn how to be a responsible, attentive father, while maintaining and/or creating the career that he wants. I really struggle with these same things. I love every moment that I … Continue reading 3 Movies that inspire ME as a father