Young African Musician creating musical waves

When the playing field is level, talent shows up in every corner of the globe, in every race, creed, ethnicity and or social class.  Children need a fair break to learn and to explore their talents. I share these because in the past we were led to believe that only Caucasian people were smart and talented.  We all were told some big fat barefaced lies.African-teenager-music


How the Rich Folks Get Away with Murder

People have to wake up to the privileges of the rich and famous people in the world. The Poor, lower class across all race should stand as one against the formidable forces of the rich.  You have more power than you think but you have to stand together.  This is injustice that no one is talking about.pot injustice

Manifesting the good life

We all want to live the good life and there are many paths to getting there. The tried and true through hard work and saving as much as you can and there are the quick fix like robbing a bank or something like that, then there are the think and grow rich type. We are confused as to what to do.  Some many folks feel their way is what’s going to get  you there. Each I must say appear to have a bit of truth to what they are saying.  The problem is that many of us are not patient enough to incubate our ideas and wait for it to blossom or sprout. We want everything and want it now.

The trick to finding out if something works is to give it a chance.Follow exactly what you’re being told and see if it work.  Here’s a link to a Supermanifesting Program that will get you results in 90 days. I encourage you to try it.

90-day-supermanifestingprogram   It may change your life or then again may not.  But isn’t it worth a try.  I believe if you follow the program to the letter you will see results.


What makes us happy

According to a 75 year old longitudinal Harvard study  that tracked the physical and emotional well being of two populations: 456 poor men growing up in Boston from 1939 to 2014, and 268 male graduates from Harvard classes and concluded that the thing that makes a difference in our lives is the quality of our relationships.

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”  Read more….


Mental Health

Are we doing enough for those struggling with mental health problems? This illness knows no boundary. Like any other illness it can happen to anyone and there is no shame in this even those around us are sometimes shamed by mental illness in someone close to them. The stigma of being weak or that the person has caused this through some kind of negligent behaviour still presents obstacles to those who are suffering mental illness.  It need not be so, if we look at mental illness like we may look at diabetes, cancer, arthritis etc.

Mental illness is the Cinderella of illnesses.  There is nothing sexy about it and people try to distance themselves from those have this illness, people with mental illness are treated as less than, and sometimes ignored when the illness persists in spite of the help they may be receiving from family and friends.

It is a lonely journey and many times instead of seeking help people prefer to end it all. Take for example the recent death of a successful black female judge in the United States. She appeared to have everything going for her, a highly successful career as the first black and Islamic female judge to sit on the Bench, yet mental illness appeared to have eaten her to death.


A second high profiled figure to talk about his mental illness is Prince Harry who has claimed to have suffered throughout his 20s and did not know what was wrong with him.   The people with mental illness need our love and compassion.  More research needs to be done to help them live quality lives like those suffering from other illnesses are helped to do.

Prince Harry

It’s time we take mental illness out of the closet and began treating those high and low alike like human beings having a chronic illness. People will mental illness do not belong in jail but in a hospital for treatment.

It is hope that these high profiled individuals will continue to unravel the secrets or mental illness and slowly pull it from the closet and into the open.


On Returning to The Last Wife, by Bahia Watson

It’s always new. With theatre, with great writing, it’s always new. Old choices have to be reconsidered, new choices have to be made. Every moment has to be navigated through; feelings found again. This is a good thing.

It’s been over a year since we premiered and closed The Last Wife at the Stratford Festival and a lot of evolution (or devolution) can happen in a trip around the sun. While we are blessed to be reunited with almost the entire star-filled company, the truth doesn’t stay put, that’s what I’m learning. Truth moves as context widens with time, for those who pay attention. The world is different today than it was when we first dove into the court of the Tudors and the life and often neglected contributions of Katherine Parr. For myself, I can say that my relationship to, and understanding of, power structures have broadened (for one…

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