A Journey of Self-Love Through Belly Dance

    (Though the show just recently passed I still wanted to share this blog about my little journey of dance and how it inspired me to feel whole again. Enjoy. It was written prior to showtime but with all the rehearsals and running around I present it to you now). Photo by Bradley Marshall…

Question of the Bard

Mountain, so heavy, pressed into the Earth, Rocks die, turn to diamonds, they know not their worth, Grapes gathered in barrels and crushed till they weep turn into the wine that the wise-man drinks deep, To forge a strong sword first the metal must melt, Liquid turns to solid then blows must be dealt, Soft…

The Evolving Soul

Ever-changing in its length and in its gate Stasis, an inconceivable notion to its state A pinpoint, silently it turns, spiraling awake At times exulting in its glory At times dwindling away Traveling life-spark, wisdom gathered as it breathes in and out, No stagnancy in its metamorphoses as life takes chunks of it out, Love…

Whisper in the Wind

To all the brave souls lost to cancer. And the legacy of strength they have left behind . Pasty-lipped dried eyed dreamer hair fallen from your crest, Let me listen to your story as I listen to them best, As a selfish soul imprisoned in illusion not your own, Time and issue miles behind you only…

Moving Forward and Other Things Humans Resist

I have to admit to having been a little sluggish as of late. Not so much with writing per say, as I’ve been prepping articles for the upcoming issue of UNIQUE ME magazine, but with other goals and dreams. Throughout our lives certain situations and circumstances may arise when least wanted or expected. When this…

UNIQUE ME Magazine

Hello Bloglandia, I just wanted to write a quick blurb before this weeks actual blog post is posted. I have been given the honor of writing for UNIQUE ME magazine. It is a regional magazine dedicated to helping support families in the community who have children or loved ones with special needs. The Fall Issue…

Breaking the Habit and Keeping the Balance

Human beings are creatures of habit. We’ve heard this phrase countless times throughout our lives. We validate it every time we rise in the morning to shower, brew coffee and make it to work by punch-in time. In all seriousness we as a species find comfort in routine. Until it begins to grow sharp pointy…

The Age of Graphic Novels and Manga

Today was a dreary, gray, muggy day in Miami, Florida. This of course gave me the perfect excuse to take cover from the elements at our local bookstore. I brought along one of my younger cousins visiting from out of state who shares my same passion for pages, words and dare I say it, pictures….

The Wonderful World of Fantasy Writing & Art

I by no means am an artist. I don’t even know how to draw a straight line with a ruler. This does not mean that I lack a taste for art. I was actually raised amongst a home full of fine artists and have been exposed to the sharp smell of oil paints and turpentine…

The Old Victiorian House of Riley

Hello Blogland, We have finally reached the month of July together. It’s that time again for summer heat, bathing suites and BBQ’s galore. I should say that after a bit of a turbulent first half of the year things seem to be winding down to something more enjoyable. Writing has of course come greatly into…

Children’s Books Vs. the Media

I had a bit of  a “Field Trip” today, although I’m not quite sure its what you would call a visit to a location you frequent at least three times a week. I drove my five year old sister to the bookstore after lunch. I had no intention of opening my laptop or journal to…