Significant Bulletin

When we, JB and me, were driving over to my sister's place for the wonderful Saturday gathering of family and friends, he asked me if i wanted to be cremated when i die. It was a very significant question as it had been on my mind ever since i was...

'Steppin'

He was walking toward me, hailing me as i was walking down the road. He was dressed in black from head to toe, with a black do-rag on his head under the black hoodie he was wearing. He was tall and angular; the same body type i remember for my...

A Sketch

Here is something i came across at my sister's. I believe it was the first written assignment given as homework by Pepsi Charles (Peace and Blessings on her immortal soul), my English studies instructor at Livingston College (Blessings on its immortal...

A (little) Word on Prayer

As i entered the orifice in the Hampton Roads area...(We were going to a ZUMBA exercise session.) The words plainly painted on the overhang of the mezzanine wall read: "To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build...

Domesticated

After jumping in one of the four vehicles in the driveway; We motored around the Hampton Roads area of Virgina. The weather is wonderful, just like a couple of weeks ago in upstate New York; foliage changing, calm skies...altogether pleasant...

Visiting family

Everybody probably says the same thing i'm about to say, but i'll write it anyway. I have the best sister in the entire world. Of course, i've known her all her life...she's my baby sister. (Older brothers say...

On The Road Again

It's called 'white water' by me; or flurry's, or a dusting, or.... What it is, is actually a little snow that takes a while to accumulate, turns to slush and waters away.... That is what i left in New York City on Sunday morning as i...

What a day, what a day

They said the snow was on its way; meaning winter is not far behind.  The question now becomes; What does a true, a real New Yorker do with this news, this questionable October weather report?  A true New Yorker goes and checks for...

Just the Three of Us

Say what you, or even they, will about this movement that is called simply Occupy...  And much is said; Just a bunch of... They should just... Stop the drumming...  Non sequitur diversion: I've come across, while reading Crossed Double, a...

If a first you don't succeed...

Looks like this not-minding-about-time is coming into my personal reality.... I was running a bit late and just jumped into the first train coming on the local track. As soon as i got into the train car, sat down, and continued reading in the...

How fortunate am i

So i was looking through the most recent copy of The Village Voice...Their best of NYC 2011 issue.... Note: I think it significant that the first best they list is Best Radio Host.  As i skimmed through the issue i noticed connections to...

This is how we do it, do it...

There is nothing like having fun while doing what needs to be done. It looks like all systems are go for the unique experience of staging a live modern AudioDrama. We have the space confirmed...check; We have the technical staff in...

As Luck would have it

My sainted maternal Grandmother would say; "You have to take care of your feet and your teeth." When i was about 12 or 13 years old, there was a family gathering at our place (an apartment in the projects) at 340 Morris Avenue, at 141st Street...

Diss(appoint)ing Obama

When Jesse Jackson announced his run for president of these United States of north America... I was living on the northern most portion of the Lower Eastside of New York City, in six flight walk tenement apartment at 520 East 14th Street with my...

Walking with They

Yusen was late. There was no way we were going to make it up to this Blue Cliff Monastery she wanted me to go with her to catch this guy's talk; he was to deliver it beginning at 9am on this Sunday morning. But since the first thing Buddy talked about...

At the source

After spending the morning auditing a class in African American history at Medgar Evans College, in Brooklyn, taught by Fraternity brother, Dr. James Conyers... (Interestingly enough) We have the exact same view on tests...He announced in class that...

The definitive source

When i worked as the broadcast engineer at PeaceWatch, the Pacifica National News program out of Washington DC, Scott Gurian was our producer extraordinaire. He now puts to rest the -Cussin and Carryin on- discussion with this message:...

Microphone check

A sign posted up at the anarchist pamphlet table reads: This is not a protest; This is an affirmation, of the vitality and idealism erupting underneath the present American Nightmare. Because "the powers that be" has deemed it illegal to use...

Investigation update

Okay, here is what i've found out from witnessing up close and personal; first about the "seven dirty words." It was not Larry Josephson who played the recording over and over and over...again, but Paul Gorman. Seems he did not listen to the recorded...

Continuing investigation

Regarding the last post(s) and the movement percolating on Wall Street -- Two things: The "seven dirty words" and 'bai... And what is happening with the Occupy Wall Street situation as there is supposed to be a "cleaning of the park" tomorrow morning...

Cussin' and carryin' on

Though i've been developing live modern AudioDrama officially since 1987; i didn't do any workshops in the form until i whet on an extended four-month trip to Central America at the beginning of 1990. There i facilitated and introduced my way of...

This just in

A colleague from Cape Town, South Africa just asked/wrote (re: Occupy Wall Street) this in an email: what's the vibe like on the ground there? its there optimism for real challenge via protest? does the "revolution" have a soundtrack? wild times...

Spotting the differences

It was unusual in the 60's for a New York City born and reared youngster to get a drivers license at the age of 18. It was very unusual for a kid from the Projects to obtain a driver's license at an early age. This is owing to the fact that New...

Reading is fundamental

Just finished reading an excellent biography by Janet Wallach. It was about (as the cover proclaims)  the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia -- Desert Queen is the title.  There was a book,...

Sunday religions

There is a great court scene in the 1991 Hollywood movie Fried Green Tomatoes where when the reverend character is to take the stand and is asked to swear on the court bible, he insists on using his own "bible." His testimony acquits the defendant. It...