Month: May 2016

Who Is: Gordon Parks

Gordon ParksI took my daughter to see the ‘Outsiders’ exhibit today which included the work of famed photographer, Gordon Parks.  Never before have I been moved by photos (some literally brought me to tears) so I decided to explore this gem of a person a bit further.  (more…)

Will Jussie Smollett’s Character Jamal Lyon Be Killed-Off in the Empire Season Finale?

Jussie SmollettIt’s difficult to imagine Empire without Jussie Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon; almost so, I’m wondering if this news of him being killed-off in the Empire Season Finale is just a ploy to garner viewers.  I, like many, haven’t enjoyed the second season of Empire like the first.  Something has been off with the writers but Jamal has pretty-much been the central character even though Cookie and Luscious are leads.   (more…)

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Love

Her love is like
an island in life’s ocean,
vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
‘Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro’ the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.