The magnet that is Murakami

Friday i went to the stunning Cape Town central library for a literary program sponsored by the US State Department. It was held in what they call the Heart of the Library. They used to hold these events in a backroom, but somehow the staff convinced...

Soup and Saving ones own Life pt.1 addendum

It's the official first day of Winter here in Cape Town. Winters in Cape Town are rather nice. People think it's cold; it's not. I constantly point out to folks the fact that if you are not wearing gloves; it's not cold. But i understand. Hot water...

pre-amble to the "Saving ones own Life" series

Hey Man, Got the letter at the beginning of the week. In the midst of composing an answer to send a snail mail back. Let me answer the health part that way. As for the other stuff; 'bai does not have screening and such. There is no phone id....

Saving ones own Life - pt.1

Sunday saw me at the annual Cape Town book fair and expo courtesy of Thulani and some complimentary tickets he managed to wangle from somewhere. It was a terrible affair...and that's all i have to say. I did manage to talk to some vendors though. In...

A tiny note

A couple of days ago (Saturday morning, Cape Town time) i sent out an email to some of my people(s). Just to give them a bit of a chuckle. On my computer i have "The Free Dictionary" on the  tool bar. It has a great weather feature. They also have a...

Begining the Ascension

It (they) continues...The preparation(s) for my ascension to Eldership. The very first thing i have embraced on this phase of my living and learning has been to listen on repeat the Jeffrey Osborne offering entitled Stranger; It is the live...

Ending the (3rd) 21

In 21 days i will reach my 62nd year on the planet. I will spend this new year preparing for my 63rd year; which will be the third time i'll be completing a 21 year cycle of growth, knowledge and understanding.......Yeah, for me. In this time...

Pissed off at Microsoft

So, i've been away for three weeks...and though i have written a couple of posts on a laptop, i didn't get a chance to post them on this site. Now it seems unless  i purchase something from Microsoft i can't get the writting off my flash drive to post...

Lift-off will begin

And we begin another phase in the life...Pan African Space Station (.org.za) or as the devotee say: PASS is about to begin live from Tagore's in Observatory, off of Lower Main Road on Trill Street. Tonight Ntshuks Bonga on Alto Sax will lead a...

Happy New Year!

Wishing that we all land onto the destined path of all our souls in the physical form in some one way or another this year. I do not think that mother Earth can continue happily with her cells all wanting to each one do his or her thing without...

Bridging Continued

So it doesn't look like the Cape Town Carnival soapie is going to happen this year; Not enough money for such a project so close to its fruition. Though it should be noted that it is a good proposal that can be applied to other events happening in...

Going Home While Bridging the Divide

As usual i  arrived to the airport in plenty of time. (I think i actually like airports.) My bag was pretty heavy, and the guy doing the cellophane wrap at JFK picked up my bag in such a way that the rucksack that zips onto the main part of the bag...

I (Heart) New York (City)

One of the many reasons i am, or have grown to be, such a lone traveler is the fact that i not only change my mind… frequently, in mid-sentence/thought/action; it really is a joy being Anthony. It is a magnificent thing being the constantly...

Towards the Eventual End(s)

As i come to the end of my time here in the Northern Hemisphere i am also realizing i am fast approaching the end of a tour i started in November of 2003 --The Unsequestered Monk Tour - http://www.ajsloan.name/road/index.html -- a journey of inner...

My Sister's Promotion Ceremony from Maj. to LTC

I helped her lay out and write up the program citing her 24 years of history in the United States Army. It was a great honor to be part of the ceremony and be a help to her all this week. This is what  it looked like: Sequence of Events ...

Never a Dull Moment

The call went out. I sat down with Kathy and this missive went to the producers of my beloved 'BAI: Greetings Producers, friends and colleagues,        Our Arts Director Emeritus Anthony Sloan, is visiting from from his current...

What Persons are Thinking

When i was in Nepal in the Spring of 2004 i suffered a very bad tooth pain and had to go to a local dentist. He said i needed a root canal. The pain was so much that i consented to it. When they looked at the tooth, the anomaly that is Anthony was...

We ain't through yet...Believe it!

The critical mass is almost upon us. The most interesting aspect of this going toward world-wide upheaval toward universal justice is the nature of its spread. City squares and college campuses are always at the fore; but when small towns get to...

Music Break for the Cause

As 10s of thousands of people mass at Union Square on their way to Foley Square -- close to the African Burial Grounds... It is just a stone's throw north east of City Hall in the lower end of Manhattan.... I'm on my way there now. It is 8:20pm,...

To Busy for Words

What a time(s) it is becoming.  I've been walking here and there; through hill and dale...Been super busy, but loving it.    So the powers-that-be think (PO-PO) S.WA.T. / Shock  / Storm Troopers can stop a movement, kill an...

News Flash

Looks like i under/over estimated the time it would take me to walk from 158th Street on the Upper West end of Manhattan to Wall Street on the Lower end of Manhattan, as i am writing this from the studios of WBAI at 3:19pm, after beginning my walk at...

On The Radio_WBAI style

It started with JaySmooth and his Underground RailRoad. Before the program i had decided i wasn't going to talk; mainly because i was scheduled to be a guest on Habte's program later in the evening, and plus i knew i would probably be interacting with...

So Much To Do

This weekend is a very busy one for me. Starting Friday night i expect to get a working draft from Creative Unity of the AudioDrama we will present on the 25th. At midday on Saturday i'll be meeting with my Theatre Company partner to further...

One Last thing on Politics

JB and me have far reaching and thoughtful conversation(s). He teaches at a Community College in St. Louis; after a long career in casino law. He was explaining to me, this past weekend, about how people are just glued to the spewing mill that is Fox...