Friday, November 27, 2015


It's about time for that much anticipated 
return back 2 hometown Chicago. 
This is much deeper than just showing my face but more of 
an opportunity 2 tie up lose ends.

It's nothing like sharing time with those closest & just letting them know you love them unconditionally no matter the difference. 

I guess it's time 2 share my family with the trusty Canon.
Hmmm.....this should be interesting.
First I gotta take this trip from sunny Maine 2 Logan airport in Boston. 
Just for the record, I'm not a big fan of flying anywhere. 

The idea of falling 6,000 feet from the sky in a metal can kinda freaks me it should anybody. 


Let's go!

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Saturday, October 24, 2015


When I left hometown Chicago 4 years ago, honestly I had absolutely no clue 
what I was doing.
(not one.)

It was surely an impulsive & irresponsible transition 
say the least.

My thinking was that we can do whatever we wanted 
in this life of ours. 
It's our choice from start 2 finish. 

It's a pretty big world out there & felt the 
need 2 see it for myself. 
(It's all about the experience man!)

But as much as we may see that perfect picture, 
it never turns out that way & that's ok.
The greatest lesson learned thus far is being careful with 
everything you do or say cause you can NEVER take it back. 
Reputation is everything so protect it. 

We have control over our own lives at any time 2 make 
a fresh start. Easier said than done...but possible. 
Can you dig it?
What kind of world do you want?....think anything.
Let's start at the a masterpiece. 

Be careful what you wish for.....
HISTORY starts now!

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Friday, September 25, 2015


When 29 year old actor Lee Thompson Young didn’t show up on the set of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, the show’s producers were concerned and contacted the police. Soon after, Young was found dead, believed to have shot himself. He didn’t leave a note.
Perhaps the “mystery” was depression  Sources close to Young claim that he suffered from it for months leading to his death.
Young isn’t alone. Over the past few years, we have lost a number of Black men to suicide: Soul Train’s Don Cornelious, Capital Steez, Freddy E, Violator Management founder Chris Lighty and Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.
And yet, this issue isn’t often talked about. But what more do we need as a community to start taking this issue seriously? How long are we going to keep labeling mental health issues as The Other Person problem?”
The unwillingness to discuss & acknowledge mental health has become another unfortunate hurdle especially given that the data is clear that suicide rates are on the rise.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third cause of death among African-American males between ages 15 and 24, behind homicide and accidents. And while suicide rates among Black men are lower than their white counterparts, the rates have increased dramatically.   
Meanwhile, Black men are least likely to access mental health services. Why?
Poor access to quality health care/counseling is a major factor to why seeking early detection is a nonpriority. Another barrier is the cultural stigma that states no need for therapy / medication for 
religiosity will make a way.
But one unseen factor that deserves attention is how Black masculinity serves as a huge barrier to seeking care.
Whether the media or just daily conversation, Black men receive messages daily to be hyper masculine, super strong & angry.
“Man up!”
“Real men don’t cry.”
“Showing emotion makes you soft.”
“Being vulnerable makes you weak.”
These types of attitudes continue to help foster a culture of silence that allows for Black men to sit and suffer alone.
There's a greater need to begin serious dialog where people are able to express themselves, be vulnerable & speak about the pain. 

So...lets stop equating being "devoid of emotions" with manhood & step up.