Occupy ICE in Louisville

Remember when Mayor Greg Fischer declared Louisville a compassionate city. Considering the type of police state he’s presiding over in 2018, the lie of compassion is coming back to haunt us. Take today’s Occupy ICE protests. You know, civil disobedience without violence or bloodshed. He decided, we gotta crush it anyway. Continue reading “Occupy ICE in Louisville”

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Memorial Day Patriots Peace Memorial

I spent part of my Memorial Day covering an event for the Voice-Tribune and I’m happy I got to witness the 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony. The Louisville area armed forces veterans came together at the Patriots Peace Memorial to enshrine three heroes. Continue reading “Memorial Day Patriots Peace Memorial”

SKETCHBOOK: Vision of Love

The recent hate explosion can be disheartening to a person like me. I spend my time being positive and trying to create positivity around me, despite some of the darker events going on around me. It takes effort to overcome the strikes I was born with. Being black and male makes a certain segment of the population hate and fear me. Just by looking at me. And the recent event in Charlottesville and the upcoming rally just down the road in Lexington prove that point. Continue reading “SKETCHBOOK: Vision of Love”

SKETCHBOOK: Harvest Bounty

At my day job, the corporation I work for is taking steps to be a good corporate citizen. They’ve done things around the city that help people, including being one of the sponsors of the LouVelo bike sharing program. Another thing we do is grow food at a garden at Farnsley-Moreman Landing. Continue reading “SKETCHBOOK: Harvest Bounty”

Dull or Sharp

As you may know, I’ve been reading and meditating on the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. The current translation I’m reading is by Brian Browne Walker. Every now and then I’ll read a verse that sticks with me and lately it’s the first two stanzas of Verse 58: Continue reading “Dull or Sharp”

All Limited Things

Of late, I find myself spending more and more time with the Tao Te Ching. One principle in particular: the idea of the unlimited potential in everything and everyone seems to be speaking to me in a louder voice than before. And it’s not like I haven’t been taught that lesson before. We all have. But a certain verse in the Tao resonates with a more precise focus now. Continue reading “All Limited Things”

Time to Stop

To quote the Tao Te Ching* from verse 9, “filling to fullness is not as good as stopping at the right moment.” And yet, what do we do? We order our meals super-sized, we want to live in larger houses and drive the biggest cars. Yet, what does that do for us? Why is it so hard to determine the right moment? Continue reading “Time to Stop”

Imagine Mandy Harvey

I traveled to Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana on Saturday to cover the Imagine Awards event for Angie Fenton’s and Jason Applegate’s Extol Magazine and I feel honored to meet a most amazing entertainer. Her name is Mandy Harvey and she was the main performer on the program. Continue reading “Imagine Mandy Harvey”

Crystal Boots and Silver Spurs

I had the distinct honor to travel to Floyds Knobs, Indiana to take in the gala fundraiser called Crystal Boots and Silver Spurs. It’s a fun event to raise money for National MS Society, Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter and it’s in its 7th year. Continue reading “Crystal Boots and Silver Spurs”