Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Fear(s) in with them or they'll be ...WAITING..

Fear is a healthy emotion in some regards. Displaying fear is something I've never grown accustomed too. "Never let'em see you sweat" was a motto I first heard in a commercial from my youth, and as a young man It became a whisper in my ear as challenges arose and disappeared. The fear emotion allows you to respect whatever/whomever the situation is pertaining too. The 'yipps'..butterflies even 'bubble guts' are all signs. The names may change but the emotion you're feeling is the same. Agonizing about why. You get upset for allowing more emotion to show than you wanted. Breathe.. My guy! You're human after all..

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

I packaged this up real nice 4 you all..

I've realized what makes people in Today's Tomorrowland move. The "packaging" or the package itself shall I say. Knowledge and information comes from everyone and anywhere. People, places and things may verbalize it. While we tend to learn from inanimate objects. I've drinketh from plenty cups(plural) of said Kool-Aid as I was infatuated, in respect to the 'packaging.'
Obviously the term 'packaging' is used as a metaphor for this post. The outside wrapping of the package may be physically/mentally appealing, OR for the sake of argument, may not be palatable at all . We all get caught watching a train wreck because of the fascination with packaging at times...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ole School taught me.. Old fashion is always in style!

Age in this equation is magnified x's 2. The personal feeling across the board young to old as the seasons up top changed has been refreshing! Even where hair once flowed and the hairline taketh away. Weathering of skin becomes obvious. Even better, technology hasn't eliminated EVERYTHING. Some of us thinking and actually DOING...things! The old slogan "just do it" from a bygone era is still appreciated. Effort in society from men that still give a damn to challenge and challenges be dammed.( Heads up guys! guess who make up a vast part of our society.. ask yo mama)? There's a small part of envy I had for those that knew the who, The what and The why before they were adults. I felt rogue, All my actions were definitely resistant to the "Quo". I was living a version of Manhood witnessed directly from 'ole school' or an old fashioned way of thinking...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The bliss of Ignorance and Men...Still today?!?.

I take issue with grown men comfortable with 'Ignorance being bliss theory" STILL. Nowadays the internet has solved all those conundrums that mommy/daddy could not. I believe you make conscious choices to be informed about things you feel still matter. You sir! are a product of Your choices made..or NOT. You're at an age where all responsibility of knowledge is yours. Let the 'spoon feeding cease and desist. Searching for life's "blueprint" designed especially for you is something that should be fully experienced and devoured. There's a certain amount of selfishness that comes with the construct of said "blueprint." When you adamantly refuse to develop your mental(ity)beyond what you made it through high school/college..W.T.F. is that about?!?

Friday, May 6, 2016

Full Disclosure: For years I've been on Purp! Close your eyes with me and party..

The darkness was deafening as a kid. I wasn't popular for reasons out of my control. Being a bit different and difficult..meh! I would consume myself in thought as a form of escapism bringing order to my chaos.. and then MUSIC..I heard a melody dancing in the backdrop of darkness. It was just there! Unidentifiable at first, my youthful 3rd eye couldn't comprehend the sound. It was different?!?I wasn't paying attention. The Purple One was in! He'd infiltrated my mind like a mist. Overwhelming me without knowledge.. Instantly I was jarred to the core. I was a mature 11yrs old 1982. What is this? WHO was this? Part of me felt like I should be sneaking to listen in the basement like we did Richard Pryor/Redd Foxx records(yes records! #Vinyl)...
I'm just a guy with a story to tell like others. My 'travels' as a kid led me away from East St. Louis to Texas, Indianapolis,Chicago and a brief stint in Springfield. Finally back to East St Louis after a few years 'on the road' until I eventually graduated. The Purp)le One was the constant mental stimuli on my rocky road. My pops really enjoyed Prince! Unbeknownst to most, We would wax on about his skill set and creativity to get you to listen to him. Which for a kid your super hero Dad! Is kool enough to share space with your musical life muse! How triple O.G was that? Fast forward to Reunion Arena in Dallas. As I stated the year is 1982( It was my version of @bryanadams  'Summer of 69') Too young to go, but too late the concert ticket was bought..My cuz Reggie D. skillfully purchased it(spoiler alert; names will not be changed to protect!..I love my big cuz) I have a vivid recollection of my night and all the fun had. Years later The #prince experience still registers with me. He was still someone that I admired well into my adult life, in this day and age. As said before, I'm just a guy with his story to tell about walking into the proverbial Purple Rain and stayed there...MM out. #music#prince#purple#genius#innovator#freedom