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Sunday, June 25, 2017

we march

On January 21, with camera in hand, I headed to the Women’s March in Washington DC capturing several moments that caught my eye, struck a nerve; I snapped and sent, making sure those I knew who could not attend were right there with me. One of them enthusiastically exclaimed that I must share the photographs with others because, bless her, she felt I had seriously captured the mood, sentiment, and electricity of the day in a series of shots presented via text messages in chronological order. For some reason, I did not share them, took more than a month before I posted them on my website

Back in early May, I received or did I see on FB a call to submit photographs and other memorabilia from the March to be considered for an exhibit, “Who’s Looking Back?” which caught my attention. I knew I would submit, reviewed my portfolio, selected five and off they went.

When I arrived at the gallery, I walked into an intimate space, crowded with people looking at walls collaged with over 500 images taken by 100 photographers, one of them being me! I had to wade through chatting bodies to find my pictures, locating four out of five, trying my best to take pictures of my pictures as I squeezed into a spot where I could get the shot! 

It was an exhilarating experience being in a room packed with so much stimulation hitting me from all angles and suddenly I was right back on the Mall on January 21, bodies pressed together in unison for all.

It was oh so right at Gallery O on H this past Friday night for the opening reception. In case you missed, the exhibit will be up through July 28 so please stop by. Until then, below are a few of my photos that aren’t up on the wall, visit my site for more and as always…

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

who's your daddy

Well this is mine when he was in high school!!!

To all the men who healthily, lovingly and actively take care of, nurture, support, and raise(d) their biological, adopted, foster or other children who may be in their care…Happy Father's Day! Much praise to those who, though they don’t have children, give of themselves and devote time to volunteering as big brothers or mentors…y’all are Fathers too! And finally, on this day may we also remember those Fathers who have passed…you are missed.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017


you are a breathing thing.  
a memory to someone. 
a home to a life.
            - nayyirah waheed

When I read this it made me pause for a few moments to reflect, particularly on the last line which immediately got me to thinking about our living bodies as a “home to a life”… 

…thoughts rest in the uppermost level that is our head, minds open or closed like a window…  

…eyes invite light and all that is before us to come in or pull down the shades when there is something we don’t want to see… 
…ears listen for the familiar creaks of our bones, for intruders, react to the unfamiliar, hear what we wish… 

…actions and sounds burst from within when our extremities and mouth are in motion…

…nourishment sits at the table of our belly, waste finding its way to the proper receptacle (or not) without waiting for someone to take it out…

…breath serves as our air conditioning/heating system, skin helping to regulate the temperature of what comes to our doorstep based on its shade… 

…secrets, memories, joy and pain hide in our joints and sometimes need to be acknowledged, even fixed…

…and we decorate the exterior with all kinds of adornment everyday, totally hiding or showing who we really are.

Our body is the living breathing vessel that houses…us. Take good care of your property both outside and especially in, shower your home with gratitude, and coexist with whomever lives in your hood no matter the color of their exterior as you…

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#coexist #sundaythoughts #hometoalife  #mindfulness #inspiration #quotes #vessels #breathe #nayyirahwaheed #keepyourpeepersopen

Sunday, June 4, 2017


I love discovering something new when I walk and the other morning, there was a glorious something new just steps away from my front door!!! Peaceful, serene with water views, it’s a little oasis in the city I can head to when I need a respite or simply wish to spend mindful moments looking and listening to water, air and whatever else reaches out to my eyes, ears, nose and fingers. It’s a “bliss at the quick” spot!

We can all benefit from a few minutes of escape each day, found if we close our eyes and take a few deep breaths. Being outdoors in clean, fresh air can enhance those moments, so go in search of a special place near you sure to be found if you…

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