NaBloPoMo Challenge Day 2: My Dream Locale

As part of my NaBloPoMo challenge (courtesy of BlogHer), we are on Day 2 (well actually, it’s Day 3, but I had a long day).So as to not waste time, I have to choose my dream locale to live. I can show you better than I can tell you....more

Where's Your Inner Genius?

“Talent does what it can; Genius does what it must.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton I think of this quote daily as I am in the midst of a huge transition. I spent several years working toward achieving my undergraduate and graduate degrees, all while being a widowed parent and part-time caregiver to my ailing mother. Having recently graduated, I found myself hitting a wall. ...more

RiaRob Revealed: Finish Strong

Hello again! Hola de nuevo! Bonjour à nouveau! Alo ankò! Salve iterum! It has definitely been a while since my last post. Actually , it has been two months to be exact. As we all know, life happens and waits for absolutely no one. So I did what we as all human beings should do: started truly living and being present while doing so. When I finally felt ready to share again, all I could hear were two words: finish strong. ...more

View From The (VERY) Top: Barack Obama’s Speech @ National Urban League Centennial Celebration 2010 – Part Two

RiaRob has been blessed to be at special places at special times, but never nothing like this. I am on a press platform getting elbowed (and throwing a few elbows of my own – I’m never scared) to get THE SHOT of a lifetime: a picture of President Barack Obama. I’ll be the first to say that television does not do The President justice. To watch him on television is one thing, but to see him in one of many historical moments is simply mesmerizing. Walk with me on this one:...more

View From The (VERY) Top: Barack Obama’s Speech @ National Urban League Centennial Celebration 2010 – Part One

View From The (VERY) Top: Barack Obama’s Speech @ National Urban League Centennial Celebration 2010 – Part OneBy riarob...more

Talking Points: Three Ways to Beat Creativity Killers

“CREATIVITY is not just the way I like to think, it’s the way I like to live in.” ~CreativeCupid aka Madhan Neelapu. I love this quote! Using it as a daily mantra to get through the day, there are times where we as creatives simply hit a wall. Many creatives hit a rough patch every now and then. Here are RiaRob’s top three ways to get over the creative slump:...more

RiaRob Revealed: The Change Game

Change: We talk about it. We yearn for it. The leader of the free world created his entire campaign around it. Yet we put it aside, think it will come without work, and that the world will wait for us to get up from our lax existence and actually do something. That said, RiaRob is back from hiatus with word on her lips and a song in her spirit. I sum it up in a two word directive: CHANGE NOW. ...more