Shorts · Writing

The Art of Solitude – Finding Your Creative Space

  Can we create something meaningful and enduring from chaos?  In today's social media hyped world - viral yes, enduring no. I find it easier to start outside then dive into the center and create from that space. That means finding the environment, the space, a ritual, an object that inspires, a scent, music that… Continue reading The Art of Solitude – Finding Your Creative Space

Real Life · Writing

Missing Nigerian Girls Abducted by Boko Haram Islamic Militants

#BringBackOurGirls. You don’t mess with babies and innocent children. The days of Boko Haram are numbered. Fanatics and maniacs always overplay their hand. To Nigerians, our collective indolence has allowed this septic and cancerous sect of Islāmic militants to fester for five years. Five years! They are operating on a “scale and ferocity that underscores how… Continue reading Missing Nigerian Girls Abducted by Boko Haram Islamic Militants

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Unsightly Edges – A Poem

Unsightly Edges - A Poem By Ama Danesi There's a knock, a hesitant rap on my nape from pain that's testing, peering over my delicate collar-bone for a crack in my steely resolve. My need for more is a palmed heat. I'm done with squatters. He can still smell me in his nostrils. He lingers, a familiar high… Continue reading Unsightly Edges – A Poem

Real Life · Writing

A Rude Awakening to Gratitude.

At 6.25 am today, between trying to hitch a ride to the library from an old friend who turned out to be a snitch and trying to catch the giant baby, Beyoncé dropped on its head, I was rudely awakened by the after-shock of the 4.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Westwood CA  and  sent shock… Continue reading A Rude Awakening to Gratitude.

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Activating The Domino Effect in Life

The domino effect is a chain reaction that comes from a small change or action taken. The process of activating the domino effect in life starts by asking the right questions or by having the correct response to opportunities. Isn't it crazy how we never deal with one problem at a time? Domino tiles are… Continue reading Activating The Domino Effect in Life