Listening to 'Precious' on iTunes, an otherly experience to embrace.

For avid readers who prefer their own imagination to someone else's interpretation, audiobooks can detract rather than enhance. Recently I've enjoyed re-visiting Rebecca and The Castle of Otranto if only because my imagination dictated the first impression. ...more

Reflecting on the Joy of Pain

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.” ~Washington Irving...more

Veterans Day Poetry Friday

Forget the Flu and The Crappy Economy: Vintage Art Will Lift Your Spirits

There is lots to be stressed about these days. From the flu to unemployment and everything else - in fact, the list of worries is too long to mention. Couldn't we all use some relief?...more

Lee Daniels digestivo, "I'm a little euro, homo and ghetto".


Dear Vita,

Still so moved by this story, just listened to the novel on ...more

Video Competition Bytes Back for the Hungry

 We reached a historic high this year, albeit an unwelcome one: for the first time ever, over a billion people will be chronically hungry.“More than a billion people don’t know where their next meal will come from, and things are getting worse, not better,” said Nancy Roman, Director of Communications, Public Policy and Private Partnerships at the World Food Programme.And while the number of hungry people has reached 1 billion, the number of people at risk from climate and weather-related disasters has increased to 2.6 billion . ...more

Melodia Combines Poet Laureate's Words, Women's Vocal Power

by Chris Lombardi...more