Zines

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”

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”

Beyond The Block-Part 1

I started writing my memoir in 2012 and to this date I am still writing and revising. My book starts out with my life growing up in Brooklyn. I grew up in the Raymond V. Ingersoll Housing Development in Fort Greene Brooklyn. I was surrounded by history. The school I attended, Public School 67, wasContinue reading “Beyond The Block-Part 1”

Hallelujah Anyway

I”m reading author Anne Lamott’s book “Hallelujah Anyway” where she writes about rediscovering mercy. I’m using author Jim Kwik’s technique of reading 20 pages everyday. I like her humor and human approach to writing. Of course the book is filled with stunning ah-ha moments. You can see Anne’s Ted Talk here https://www.ted.com/speakers/anne_lamott. You can joinContinue reading “Hallelujah Anyway”

Belief

I’ve been working on my memoir “Baby, You Have To Go Beyond The Block: Advice My Mother Gave Me While Growing Up” since January 2020. There were times I had to put it aside and just take a break. Then there were times I didn’t know what to do next in the writing process. But,Continue reading “Belief”

True Forgiveness

I started listening to Rev. Jennifer McSween podcast “Understanding The Language Of A course In Miracles” https://revjennifermcsweenpodcast.com back in 2018. In 2019 I sent her an email thanking her for her podcast teachings and her informative book. Rev. McSween responded with a kindly worded email and a signed copy of her book. I’ve had theContinue reading “True Forgiveness”

Parable of the Sower

I’m reading Octavia E. Butler’s book “Parable of the Sower” above is a quote from chapter nine. This book is a work of fiction and was published in 1993 but I feel this statement is relevent to today’s political circus. What do you think? Have you read the book? Please feel free to share yourContinue reading “Parable of the Sower”

Cicely Tyson

Currently I’m reading Cicely Tyson’s memoir ” Just As I Am.” When I got home I sat and ran my fingers over the cover of the book. The front cover photo is so striking! The font, the colors beige and purple, very fitting. When I opened the book there was a photo of Cicely andContinue reading “Cicely Tyson”

Machu Picchu

I worked for twenty-eight years at a government job in New York City. I kept a photo on my desktop of Machu Picchu. I kept telling myself that one day I’m going to go there and stand on the mountain. When I retired in 2013 I booked a trip through Grand European Travel (http://www.getours.com) toContinue reading “Machu Picchu”