Piano virtuoso James Carroll Booker III. (photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons) “With my ninth mind I resurrect my first and dance slow to the music of my soul made new.” ––from Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black While he lived, James Booker was apparently known by many titles. The tradition in African American music of … More New Orleans’ Bayou Maharajah arrives in Savannah (part 2 of 2)
Cover of Notes to the Future by Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. “Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves.” ––Nelson Mandela, Presidential Inauguration Address When Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela stood before the people of South Africa on May 10, 1994, as its first … More Text and meaning in the life of Nelson Mandela (part 1 of 3)
“To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity.” –The Charter for Compassion You could say I recently received a double dose of compassion. The first came in the … More A Double Dose of Dynamic Compassion – Bright Skylark Literary Productions
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