Culture, Life

Facing Life Full On

You don’t have to participate in the society that people who hate you and your values created. That’s the truth. I never thought I’d be standing on the stage suggesting that people opt out of the popular society, but that is exactly what I’m suggesting.” ~Tucker Carlson

Way finding. Engineering your life. That’s exactly what I’ve been preaching lately and that’s exactly why, when I heard Tucker Carlson’s long soliloquy on the topic of how to manage in a world that is hell-bent on eliminating your “kind,” I knew it was important to share this weighty matter. (It goes right in there with Lifestyle Mapping and Finding Your Purpose.) Continue reading “Facing Life Full On”

Aesthetics, Endeavors, Life

Beyond the Silver Glass

Featured photo credit:Tim Sheerman-Chase on VisualHunt.com / CC BY

Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. ~Rilke

How I went from what’s in the mirror to who I am on my own terms

Plenty of books will tell you everything you need to know about your best colors, lines, and ways of presenting yourself. Actually, it seems there is way too much (and conflicting) information out there. So what am I telling you that’s new? Continue reading “Beyond the Silver Glass”

Culture, Life, Literature

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Now I can look at you, Mr. Loomis, and see you a man who done forgot his song. Forgot how to sing it. A fellow forget that and he forget who he is. Forget how he’s supposed to mark down life.

Bynum Walker to Herold Loomis, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone:1911 – a play by August Wilson

 

August Wilson (1945-2005), playwright. Photo: Wikipedia. Fair Use.

I ran across an incredible play by August Wilson some years back that wouldn’t let go of my heart: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Although it showcases the “Black experience,” Continue reading “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”