What Would Maya Angelou Think?

Credit for this image goes to the Maya Angelou official website. It's been three and a half months since Dr. Maya Angelou had passed away. Still life went on as it must....more

Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man to perform in Charlotte on Oct. 10-11

Photo taken from ojaifestival,orgWorld renowned US-based Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man is scheduled to hold a concert with the Charlotte Symphony at the Belk Theater in Oct. 10-11, said Virginia Brown, Charlotte Symphony communications manager....more

Me and the Mardasson Memorial

I have been participating in my own personal scanfest of late. Since March of this year, I have uploaded 7.7 GB to my cloud drive. That's 4,430 images and 25 videos. (Some of the files came from my digital camera, to be fair.) If only I were close to being caught up! I have been curious for years about one of the photos I scanned just this morning. It's a picture of me, on a rainy day, standing in front of some sort of monument / memorial. I think I was about 8 or so years old. All I knew for sure is we were in Europe. (I so stink at geography.) ...more

The Helmet – A Jig Into New Formalism

So, for the past 30 years Poetry has been in a New Formalism phase…which doesn’t seem to be a phase, after 30 years.But if that’s what the kids are doing these days, then let’s do this thing. The HelmetIf you drop your helmet, and there is no expectedDamage, you might want to consider a surveyinspection.  Falling on the soft shoulder mayhave saved your head.  But, get your helmet inspected. Mini stress fractures can compromise your advantage....more

Tangled Tuesday No. 19

Slowly, slowly, I'm getting back into the tangling groove after coming to a near standstill due to a bout of tangle fatigue. ...more

A Beautiful Life Composition Captures the Back-to-School Atmosphere (2014) {New Fragrance}

American independent label A Beautiful Life Est. 2002 have released a new fragrance to mark the time of back-to-school with Composition, a conceptual-cum-emotional scent...Read more at http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/_includes/xcomp/head.html#6zFvDLK6zHEOP5cu.99Chantal-Hélène Wagner...more

Onam is a Utopian concept

Onam is not just a festival. It's a concept similar to Utopia, a belief and a hope that keeps all Malayalees going. Because its a concept, it could be followed and practiced in a grand manner no matter which part of the world you are in....more