People I can communicate with

Tonight, I am very grateful for the people in my life I can communicate with. If I am feeling down, angry, happy, confused… I can communicate it all with them. They listen, and speak to me. Communication. I am grateful for all the people in my life that I communicate with. It helps me with…

And then…

I am grateful that I have been honored this life to be a father. I’m grateful for my son being a part of my life… I’m grateful he’s turning 19 tomorrow – and I’m around to be with him… I’m grateful for the whole day tomorrow with him and his family; my family.

Slowly learning

As an old, white, european man, I have spent a lot of my life pondering the chaos created and endured because of the differences in one’s skin pigmentation. The earliest experience have heightened awareness I recall is reading Black Like Me sometime in my mid-childhood years. The sad truth is, the marker hasn’t moved much….

A State of Mind

Tonight, as I lay me down to sleep… praying for escape from the walls that keep… I am grateful for the poetic, smooth ride… of Maggot Brain.

Teacher, Author, Photographer, Musician, Civil Rights Activists…

Today, I am grateful for the life and work of Julius Lester. Due to his scholarly work, we were gifted with a thick tome of numerous tales about the animals; Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, Brer Bear… on, and on—the entire animal kingdom! And that includes humans, too. They’re… we’re part of the animal…

It’s a cold May night

I’m grateful for length of breath… long, silent pause – lights up my Life with Grace. I’m grateful for a moment, still, bright… stretching out to reach True Love. I’m grateful for a meditative state of being; the calm ocean floor amidst the screaming storm. Nothing real can be threatened.Nothing unreal exists.

A Face Named

Hump day! They say… about Wednesday. I am grateful for the Spirits and Souls that brighten a night and smooth out a day… encouraging me to go forward as I am. I’m grateful for a place in a house to call home. I’m grateful for music; hot enough days… beautiful blue skies. I’m grateful for…

Raw Artistry

I am grateful for the raw artistry and creative nature on this planet… oddly enough, I find I have a lot of time to witness quite a bit of it lately. Like watching the amazing Amanda Palmer stream a birthday celebration for herself today from NZ… Or learning a bit more about vaginas – they…

Dinner with mi familia

Besides having a fairly pleasant day, I am grateful for ending the evening having dinner with mi familia. With the proper social distance in place. It’s all good – I love ’em so!

Brother & Sisters

Tonight I was surprised by a video chat with my sisters and brother. We were brought together by Leah to share in Mavis’ version of Purple Rain from last night’s Grammy special. If you’re not grateful for the legacy and majesty of Prince; damn, fool, I can’t help you! And if you’re not grateful for…