How to Be Alone

A poem and video about being alone. IMPT. Stark and beautiful.  It holds a piece of my heart. (Except I don’t dance.) Don’t be afraid to be alone! A video by filmmaker Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis. Davis wrote the beautiful poem and performed in the video which Dorfman directed, shot, animated by hand and edited. The…

gratitude

Though I haven’t read her book One Thousand Gifts, I do read Ann Voskamp’s blog.   She so poignantly questions our incapacity to be amazed and grateful. “Why do I spend so much time struggling to see it?  Do I need to see the world, visit the exquisite, before I face eternity? Or isn’t it here?…

Not To Speak is to Speak: Volume 2

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: GOD will not hold us innocent. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”— Bonhoeffer NOT TO SPEAK IS TO SPEAK :  VOLUME 2 This is my attempt to consolidate some of the things I find on the web.  Of course this…

We are the World

Image via Wikipedia I remember We are the World.  It was recorded 25 years ago — can it possibly be that long ago — for the continent of Africa which was experiencing unprecidented famine.  Artists gathered in order to raise awareness and raise  money.  The 63 million raised seems paltry compared to the emmense need…

Black History: Commonly known facts? or are they.

Do you ever find yourself thinking we live in a post racial America?  There are some that say this.  Or that black people act white. There are a lot of things that we all take for granted as being commonly known facts. A friend sent  this YouTube video, which is mostly entertaining but also makes…

Hope for Haiti

I thoroughly enjoyed watching a Hope For Haiti Now fundraiser the other night.  This collaboration between Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Bono jumped out at me.  I loved it because it was innovative, interesting and original.  Am I being redundant?  I loved it. Taylor Swift was also incredible. Just don’t want to forget Haiti.  I heard a…