Category Archives: The Conversation

GETTING PLASTERED WITH CHAR DOWNS

CHAR DOWNS became one of my favorite people the very moment we made eye contact. We met at her studio, Pinecone Studio, in Paducah Kentucky. When she swung the door open and said hello, I was met with a rush of … Continue reading

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THE BEING OF ART: A Conversation With Carolyn Bardos

The first thing to tell about my friend Carolyn Bardos is, don’t make any assumptions about the photo on your left. Really, don’t make any assumptions at all. When I met Carolyn Bardos, she had already lived many lives. In … Continue reading

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HEALING WORLDS: Dr. Geryll Robinson And Valencia Wombone

Rising and rising now are networks of accomplished healers, and writers of stories now being told. Rising and rising are leaders doing the action of installing working infrastructure for the distribution of education and medicine and markets around the world. … Continue reading

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SOJOURNERS LAND: Dr. G Reloaded

Dr. G and I had this talk a few months back. There is powerful insight and healing words in this talk that are worth sharing again. As a new development, Dr. G is part of a dream team of healers … Continue reading

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Talking In The Dark With Crime-Lit Author Joe Ricker

Sex. Deceit. Murder. A good crime thriller has it all. For fans of the crime story, darkness and mayhem are a rush of their own. But the best dark tales are those that manage to deliver introspection and poetic insight … Continue reading

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LISTENING TO MY GRANDMOTHER

Enough people have been wondering out loud to me about altars that it makes sense to share a few thoughts on the subject during the beginning process of making an altar for my grandmother. A friend recommended this altar and … Continue reading

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TRYING HARD TO STAY HERE

The following ‘fragments’ of thoughts came in a message the other day and I asked permission share because there is an urgency here that applies to the way life is lived here in America everyday. A depression—or a series of … Continue reading

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Cuba, Yoga, Love And Writing Memoir With Sarah Shellow

Listening to Sarah Shellow read from the early versions of her memoir Undocumented–which didn’t have a title at the time–remains a visceral memory. The lighting. The big room. The muffled coughs in the dark. I remember listening because I remember … Continue reading

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Talking Frequency With Dr. G

Geryll Robinson puts it this way on Prizmatik Universe: “WE are in a time of possibility. WE are multi-faceted embodiments of our ancestors collective dreaming. WE are black, brown, urban, rural, multi-gender loving, visionary, rageful warriors of peace, peaceful warriors … Continue reading

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Discussing Literature In A Time Like This With Matt Runkle

Conversation with Matt Runkle always brings out the best in me. This has been true for all the years I have known him. When I have the opportunity to engage with Matt the artist in me feels inspired to make … Continue reading

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