The Colour of Thought

The philosophy of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, sometimes referred to as the “Philosophical Emperor,” can be found in a collection of personal writings called Meditations. These writings reflect the influence of Stoicism, an ancient Greek school of philosophy which taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge. The wise live in harmony…

Voice of a Lifetime

Wish I had a name to address this letter to,that’s all I’ve wanted,your name, it’s been nine years,the night ended differently for both of us,it was such a strange sensation,some might call it an out of body experience,that whole weekend felt odd, Sundays usually are my days off,I worked a double that day,I remember every…

Anger

A proverb says,“The height of folly is to be quick-tempered. A mind at ease is life and health.” I never use the word folly. I roll with, Man, you look weird when you lose your temper. And all of us do, you know. But the proverb is right. Too much rage can bruise the soul. Marvin Gaye once…

Daydreaming

Dreams are illustrations … from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. She is the co-director of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Needless to say, her expertise and accomplishments are extensive. In an adaptation of Frances Hodgson…

Into You

Emeril John Lagasse III is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author. We know him for his mastery of Creole and Cajun cuisine and for his self-developed New New Orleans style dishes. On his cooking shows he pioneered the catchphrases “Kick it up a notch!” and “Bam!” Ariana Grande follows Emeril’s suggestion…

Spring Fever

A day mixed with April showers, warming rays and your sweet kiss marks the rebirth of spring. Take my hand and follow me through all the seasons of life.

PLAYING THE ODDS

I know why you associate Phil Collins’ song “In the Air Tonight” with Miami Vice. The song played during the show’s pilot episode on September 16, 1984. It was an iconic moment in television history, combining cinematography and imagery with music to cater to an “I want my MTV” craze. In a jet-black Ferrari, detective…

In the Air

I used to love to watch Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs work undercover for the Metro-Dade Police Department on the Saturday night television drama, Miami Vice. The creators were great at mixing moody music with colorful visual effects, and the end result was a mind-blowing experience. I’m not sure why but I always associate the show with…

Smile for Me

Mystery(1909)D.H. Lawrence Ah, drink me upThat I may beWithin your cupLike a mystery,Like wine that is stillIn Ecstasy. On this spring day I am lost in the mystery of your smile. It’s lopsided at times, higher on the right, giving you a mischievous look. Like the Cheshire Cat, it’s as if you possess information that…

Supply and Demand

The theoretical laws of supply and demand are much too complicated for me to understand, but it’s obvious when demand exceeds supply in a free market, the scarcity of an item causes its price to skyrocket. Why else would someone pay thirty-five hundred dollars for a Tickle Me Elmo doll, which someone did twenty years…

In Durance

In Durance(1907)Ezra Pound I am homesick after mine own kind,Oh I know that there are folk about me, friendly faces,But I am homesick after mine own kind. The poet was homesick for his soul-kin. That’s the word he uses when he writes, “Ordinary people touch me not. And I am homesick after mine own kind…

An Inward View

“The obscure we see eventually, the completely apparent takes longer.” – Edward R. Murrow Sometimes, when times are turbulent and the future is uncertain, it can help to adjust our perspective. Look to the right, and to the left. Catch a glimpse of the surrounding beauty. A flower outside the window. A smile on the…