The Joy & Pressure of Nothing

The empty space is an invitation. I’m asked to fill it in with gratitude. I’m solicited to maintain a certain quality within this space. I’m reminded by a million media streams, social feeds, and academic discourses to shape  (and un-shape) thoughts there. Somehow my academic, professional, musical, and introspective lives are running parallel. I’m floating … More The Joy & Pressure of Nothing

Why not Non-Violence?

During his recollection of youth experiences growing up in Brownsville, Tyson describes fighting on street corners in organized fights in which he, tiny Mike, would win by laying out kids far larger than he was. He said it gave him an overwhelmingly empowered sense of identity, in some regard a reconciliation for previous mistreatments of the past. … More Why not Non-Violence?

Post-Colonial Fro-Yo

So there we were, eating frozen yogurt in a perky, neon shop on the main street in our Connecticut shoreline town. My husband, strewn across a bright green sofa, and myself, legs akimbo on a vinyl orange dot, shoveling a mixture of crushed Oreos, gummy sharks, and frozen berries into our mouths while we stared … More Post-Colonial Fro-Yo