James Baldwin on The Creative Process

Carrying 4 novels in a duffel bag on a boat to Paris, James Baldwin, age 24, hope to escape racism and live in a creative incubus that allowed him to write; shortly after his arrival he lost those collections. Losing those novels symbolized a letting go of the identity forced upon him by his peculiar […]

Victor Serge on attempting to escape from a painful world.

December 30, 1890, Victor Serge, following in the footsteps of his parents by becoming a revolutionary, was born in Brussels, Belgium. Victor, at an early age, contemplated man’s tendency to assume his customs, traditions, and creeds were handed down by God; the source of his rebellion was the fight against his culture’s limitations. Questioning the […]

The Blog’s Mission

The writings are a space for intellectual and spiritual wondering about the meaning of life. Exploring the meaning of love, following our divine purpose, and creating a space of vulnerability that encourages people to explore the depths of their soul through the words of thought leaders, mystics, intellectuals, and my own personal discoveries. A documentation […]

What I Love and What I Hate

Things I love: Black people, Affection, Sex, Music, Smelling nice, Being Handsome, Having conversations, Waking up in the morning with someone, Pizza, Eating Healthy, Spirituality, Mental Health, Reading, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Ralph Ellison, Mangoes, Sweaters, Making Notes and Lists, Kissing, Becoming and Being, Meditation, Yoga, Stretching, Black Women, Film, Photography, Dancing, Intellectualism, Jodeci, Nice […]

Death and Life sits besides us

Death is an acceptance of life, and to live is an acknowledgement of death, an opportunity for us to gain a deeper relationship with the present; a new day begins the moment we open our eyes, and the day we thought we knew has ended. The night comes quicker than the sun rose, and we […]

Reflections on Death and Reconciliation

To love requires vulnerability. Patiently stripping yourself of your well protected persona before the person you love while simultaneously relinquishing control of how you want to be perceived. We have a tendency to maintain a half true incomplete view of our partner and only through courageousness of both partners can the beauty of vulnerability commence. […]

Can we face being alone?

What emboldens someone to face the unalterable aloneness that will burst several humbling revelations into consciousness? For myself it’s the desire for freedom, happiness and love. Walking the course of love and freedom will bring you to very humbling understandings in the battle for the self. Working from your ego is unsustainable, only in the […]

A letter to my Father

“For the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it must always be heard. There isn’t any other tale to tell, it’s the only light we have in all this darkness”, says James Baldwin Dear Daddy, I love you very much On September 21 […]

Ashton was a baby; we were all babies

Strange words — such as empathy, compassion, and love — must be defined, so we can begin living those definitions. We can not continue living with superficial connections; without seeing the value of connecting to another neighboring solitude — we become lonely with no sense of ourselves — empathizing with our children becomes impossible. Times […]