Reed and Robeson Podcast

Reed and Robeson Podcast

Spent some time today listening to a really interesting Guardian podcast on Black History.

Paul Robeson was one of my father’s greatest heroes. He represented my dad’s ideal of well-rounded excellence – athlete, scholar, and activist. Australian writer Jeff Sparrow has a new biography out on Robeson’s life.

Ishmael Reed is an author who’s been on my radar for awhile, but I have not yet read any of his writing. Penguin Classics has just released his 1973 release Mumbo Jumbo.

Listen to the podcast here.


Site Update

Site Update

Greetings all! As one of my goals going forward, I want to more fully inhabit this blogspace I’ve created. So, I’ve re-committed to regular posting and taking more risks in putting my words and images out there in the world.

Out of this desire came the name change for this space – an identity in keeping with a more lyrical and hermetic focus, devoted to walking toward the revelation that humans are more creative than they imagine.

The world is made of stories. This space will be one way of putting forth a contribution to that weaving.



Writing Progress

Beginning in April, I started writing each day. First, I started with about a five minute span of time, just writing whatever came. I was having such a good time with this process of creating, so in June, I extended the daily amount of writing to 10 minutes.

At this point, I’m participating in a daily writing/creativity challenge, and have made the first hurdle of participating for 20 of the 31 days in July. I’ve been creating photographs, as well as writing, so there is about an even mix of images and poetry/prose. One of my pieces submitted will be included in the anthology.

I’m finding that the more you call on the Muse, the more she gives inspiration. A good feeling…

dusty typewriter from the net