Still Optimistic

During the summer of 1991, I was facing some really tough times. The parents were separated, puberty was in full swing, and our central air conditioning had died. Trust me, summers in Memphis-10 are hot! I was in summer school to repeat English because I had missed my finals when big sis had a life … Continue reading Still Optimistic

From Homecoming to Homegoing

November was no joke! Full of emotions and transitions.. Over the summer, the JSU fellas and I began to discuss plans for homecoming this year. I have to admit, I had not been in years, so it was well overdue for this brotha. I was excited nonetheless and the stars aligned. I bought my plane … Continue reading From Homecoming to Homegoing

How George Duke Changed My Life

Well, the title may be a bit dramatic to taste, but this represents the power of art. ┬áSometimes it is simply a matter of influence. When I was just a grade school student I was introduced to jazz and reggae via my brother who to a large extent was influenced by our big sister's high … Continue reading How George Duke Changed My Life