LiL Phi Little

The other day, while driving my kid to his baseball game, I tried to be hip and ask if the song playing was LilBaby. He laughed and said it was Lil Durk.  Exasperated, I asked, “How many damn Lils are there?”  He shrugged it off and said he didn’t know, but went on to...

Les Fleurs

Les Fleurs - Minnie Riperton

Get You A Partner Who Can Cook

It has been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, Let it be said that it is also a direct route to a woman’s heart. “Ladies, get you a partner who can cook!”This was a light lunch Salim prepared for us one spring day back in 2019. I remember...

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Writers’ Colony

Inspiration Ink

Inspiration Ink

One consistent art practice I have is to reload my pen with the ink of inspiration. I love losing myself in exhibits and allowing the artists to hold my attention to what it is they have to say. What flows out in my writing is what I have to say in response. It is my...

Inspiration Ink

One consistent art practice I have is to reload my pen with the ink of inspiration. I love losing myself in exhibits and allowing the artists to hold my attention to what it is they have to...

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