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Are You Who You Want To Be?

What ARE you DOING here?  Why ARE we here, doing what we are doing? Re-assessing our lives and the trajectory of our progress is vital to living a life fully realized.  We are NOT what we eat.  We are the... Continue Reading →

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The Journey To Self-Awareness: Three Imperatives

Why are any of us here?  For what are we here, on this earth, together?  What are we supposed to do here as we wait for our death to inevitably find us? Well...you must ask yourself "What do I want?".... Continue Reading →

“Oh My God! I’m a racist!!”

Alright.  Here we go.  I am a middle aged white male. (which means I am a child of the 70's and 80's).  Although I am of Italian descent on one side of my ancestry, I am fully American.  I am... Continue Reading →

When the Poets Gather on Sunday at Four

In a musty smoke filled room, a gentleman reads aloud with blue denim emotion and beaded intellect, while others listen wholeheartedly contemplating every word.   A racing mind paces, and occasionally pauses at an ashtray shaking his head in agreement,... Continue Reading →

Plastic Passion

“Here, listen to this, I remember this was big on the radio when I met your mother.” I was six or seven years old. I wiggled with glee as dad slid the huge headphones over my ears. The vinyl padding... Continue Reading →

The Poet’s Diversity in Spoken Word Performance

Inspiration comes in all forms.  We as humans can be touched and moved mentally or emotionally through any number of situations or stimuli.  Many choose poetry by which to be moved or to move others.  Spoken work poetry can take... Continue Reading →

I lost my heart to Mona Lisa Vito

Marisa Tomei stole my heart in 1992 as Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny. Yes she is quite sexy and beautiful, but that was not what stole my heart.  And yes, she is cute as could be, but that... Continue Reading →

Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes

First...here is a link to the lyrics of the timeless song by David Bowie.  Just to get you to where I am. Webster University here in the St. Louis area does a regular movies series at Schlafly Bottleworks.  Last night... Continue Reading →

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