The Stony Brook Southampton MFA Program (of which I’m a proud graduate), reached out to me about offering this year’s keynote address to the graduating class of 2016. I LOVE Stony Brook, so I put[…]
I’ve been to the Louvre a total of four times. Three times more than I planned. Not that I’m a self-described Philistine; I just don’t like crowds. I immensely enjoy talking with people one-on-one, or[…]
I was in college when I first learned that the famed author Alexander Dumas was Black. I was way into my forties when I learned that his father was a Bad-Ass General. Thank you, Tom[…]
I’m a huge fan of Finding Your Roots. I’m fascinated by history, lineage and the stories that connect people in ways beyond the nuclear family. My eyes widen whenever Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has[…]
Movies. I’ve always loved movies. I didn’t know it at the time, but it felt as if the stories I’d watched as a child mirrored my own. I was keenly aware that it was simply[…]
Come stroll Marie’s Garden through photos and my mind’s eye.
Every time I set foot inside the Jardin du Luxembourg, I am assaulted by a cacophony of sounds. Birds nestled upon sprigs, their choruses and calls blanketing the air. A perpetual parade of footsteps, pounding[…]
These were some of the first pictures I took back in 2012. Thirty-four days spent reconnecting with that part of my fears, and dreams, and doubts, and hopes, and regrets, and pains, and joys,[…]