See You In The New Year!

When I lived in New York City I would take breaks from my full time job. The spot I chose to take a break, relax and unwind was Storm King Art Center, commonly referred to as Storm King after its proximity to Storm King Mountain. I would take the Greyhound bus from the Port AuthorityContinue reading “See You In The New Year!”

Mind Mapping

I was reading Austin Kleon’s “Tuesday Surprise Newsletter” and he was writing about how to make a map of your mind. He included some of his mind mappings and also Brian Rea’s website. Where he makes art from his mind mapping. It got me to thinking that I can make zines about my mind mapping.Continue reading “Mind Mapping”

Poets & Writers

Roxane Gay has penned two story collections, the essay collection Bad Feminist, Hunger: A Memoir of My Body and the novel An Untamed State, all to acclaim. She is now starting Roxane Gay Books, a new imprint of Grove Atlantic. She is seeking submissions of a variety of genres, as well as nonfiction and memoirs.Continue reading “Poets & Writers”

Community Storytelling

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 I attended Beacon College “Salon Speaker Series.” The guest speaker was Dr. Caren Neile who is the founding director of the South Florida Storytelling Project. Neile’s teaching and research are in the fields of Intercultural, Cultural and Rhetorical Communication Studies. Her research emphasizes peace and tolerance building, conflict transformation, health andContinue reading “Community Storytelling”

Everyday Is A Poem

I’ve taken the free “Every Day Is A Poem” course through Commune with Jacqueline Suskin. She gives simple techniques to get you writing every day. “There is no shortage of wonder in the human spirit. We were born to ask why. We are here to make up our own answers. This is the poetryContinue reading “Everyday Is A Poem”

Feeding The Soul

Internet sensation Tabitha Brown has her first book out “Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business): Finding our Way to Joy, Love and Freedom.” She says about her book title that “Feeding the soul is how we feed ourselves. Our soul is our life—it’s how we live and what we put out. So, it’s ourContinue reading “Feeding The Soul”


According to Wikipedia a zine is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation. Wikipedia. I learned about zines while reading Austin KleonContinue reading “Zines”

Redefine Time

“The world is entering a new time zone, and one of the most difficult adjustments people must make is in their fundamental concepts and beliefs about the management of time.” Quote by Dan Sullivan Founder and president, The Strategic Coach I’m still in the process of reading Jack Canfield’s book “The Success Principles: How ToContinue reading “Redefine Time”

Ask! Ask! Ask!

How To Ask For What You Want by Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup For The Soul author) Ask as if you expect to get it. Ask with a positive expectation. 2. Assume you can. Don’t start with the assumption that you can’t get it. 3. Ask someone who can give it to you. Qualify the person.Continue reading “Ask! Ask! Ask!”

Beyond The Block-Part 3

Growing up in Brooklyn New York in Fort Greene Housing Developments I really didn’t take into consideration the history of where I lived. St. Michaels St. Edwards Church was where my family worshiped. It was the only catholic church in Fort Greene Brooklyn. This magnificent Romanesque revival church is shaped like a Greek cross, withContinue reading “Beyond The Block-Part 3”