Embracing the world with positive creativity since Sept 2007.
(photo of Louis C. Taylor by Associated Press)
“The whole world knows I’m innocent.” --Louis C. Taylor…
Anti-war protesters in Madrid, Spain, 2003. (photo by Scanpix and NBC News)
“A vision of humanity as a unified force for peace had come alive in the form of millions of living breathing souls and an…
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The Poppies by Jaanika Talts (watermarked image, all rights reserved by the artist)
“The Universe said, ‘let me show your soul something beautiful.’”…
Poets (left to right): the late great Gerald Chan Sieg, Lee Alexander, and the late Captain Richard Vernon. (archive photo from the Georgia Guardian)
Presented on Creative Thinkers International in honor of World Poetry Day 2013:…Continue
Cover of Envisioning Emancipation by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer (Temple Univ Press)
The fact that an…Continue
(digital artwork courtesy of Bright Skylark Literary Productions)
In July 2006, I sat down to write a short simple thank you note to fellow…Continue
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"You were born a child of light's wonderful secret-- you return to the beauty you have always been." Quote from the poem Holiday Letter for a Poet Gone to War published in VISIONS OF A SKYLARK DRESSED IN…
Passersby in New York view billboard announcing the re-election of U.S.President Barack Obama.
(Reuters photography by Carlo Allegri)
“Beneath the armor of…
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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney greet presidential debate audience.
(photograph by Zhang Jun/Xinhua, Zuma Press)
“I really think that one of the profound decisions…
Front cover for hardback gift edition of Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black.
Recently I found myself on the verge of crossing over from ambivalence into guilt due…Continue
Mosaic poster of executed Savannah (Georgia, U.S.A.) native Troy Anthony Davis.
(courtesy of the NAACP and Amnesty International)
From the time he…Continue
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Author Philip Roth with New York City skyline in background.
(photograph from Reuters file)
In his September 7, 2012, “Open…Continue
“Democracy does not have to be a blood sport. It can be an honorable enterprise that advances the public interest.” ––former U.S. President Bill Clinton
I’m not claiming to have put together the graphics for my image quote since the tech angels in my life are always kind enough to assist with that kind of thing but I do take credit for choosing the quote. It’s taken from Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU’s…Continue
Image of Michael Jackson originally created for annual "Brooklyn Loves MJ" event, which was cancelled for 2012. (courtesy of Spike Lee)
Assistant program director “Lady…Continue
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The Earth in rapture sings a holy hurricane…Continue
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“There is movement in the shadow of a sun that is old now. There, just there. Coming from the rim of the world.”
Toni Morrison, Family and History
The black and white photo shows you seated
in a wooden chair on the porch of a cabin
built likely by slaves, later inhabited by you:
Black American Woman Elsie Mary Bell Griffin.
One side of the image is shadowed
(Artwork by brothers Greg and Tim Hildebrandt)
B.C.: With his brother’s blood wet on his hands,
Cain ran vomiting future sorrows of man.
Petals of gold cloud
swirled bright eternal letters
too soon forgotten.
2575-2467 B.C.: Immersed in themes of an unfolding story,
Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty blazed pyramids of glory.
Before time or space,…
(“Day Surrendering Unto Night” artwork by Sheila Wolk )
“It was a savage scene, and we stayed there for a long time, watching life feed on itself, the silence interrupted only by the crack of bone or the rush of wind, or the hard thump of a vulture’s wings as it strained to lift itself into the current, until it finally found the…