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Traveling to a New America – Florida State University

Tweet Traveling to a New America – Florida State University Last week, I gave a talk, via Skype video, with members of the Department of Dance at Florida State University. The group, under the direction of celebrated choreographer Millicent Johnnie, is creating a performance centered around the annual Minstrel’s Carnival in Cape Town, South Africa. [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Berkeley, California

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Miles.   Berkeley, California _________________________________ Miles, what’s your take on America at this time? “My take on America is that we’re in a time when there seems to be a loss of hope among the American people.  There also seems to be a lot of [...]

Youth – Dream Big

Tweet DREAM BIG Power invests in the self. As long as you navigate the circumference, who you are and who you dream to be remain unexpressed. The center of the circle is at the center. Unleashing this self requires courage and boldness.  It requires faith.  We are here to unleash the genius and power of [...]

Ah, fear is gripping our world.

Tweet Ah, fear is gripping our world. Identities retreating into old molds.  Everyone wanting to be themselves, pure, unsullied, safe. Brexit, immigration, walls, cold wars. We do not want the other.  We want to be ourselves. We thought we were headed towards a one-world world.  But now our globe is fracturing into smaller pieces.  Fissures [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – East Oakland, Ca.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Brayan.  East Oakland, California ______________________________ Brayan, what’s your take on America at this time? “There’s a lot of controversy between the rich and the middle class and the poor.  There’s a lot of confusion.  I’m not really certain about how I feel about America [...]

Hamilton & the Revolutionary War. Now a New Revolution. A New America.

Tweet With the advent and prominence of the musical production “Hamilton”, much of our earlier American history is once again being brought to the fore. The Revolutionary War was a battle for Independence, for a liberation from old structures, old ideas, fresh air.  Though the underlying motives of the War were political or economic, still, [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Modesto, Ca. #2

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People on the Way Auja (wife) & Kimani (husband).  Modesto, Ca. __________________________________ Auja & Kimani, what’s your take on America right now? Kimani:  “A lot of chaos.  I feel like it’s a lot of just scattered ideas. I feel like what they’re trying to do now is basically [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Modesto, Ca.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Josh.  Photographer.  Modesto, Ca. __________________________ Josh, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’d say there’s a lot of separation going on between the classes, and I think the one per-centers are definitely becoming the more prevalent, in the decision making of what’s [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Alamo Square

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Summer.  Alamo Square, San Francisco ____________________ Summer, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think it’s a really divided country. I feel like everything is at extremes right now.  You have this hurt and anxiety and fear coming out of what recently [...]

Last Gasp of a Dying White/Christian Order

Tweet So Donald Trump comes out today vowing to unleash the shackles of  political participation on behalf of religious (aka Christian, most notably Evangelical) groups. It is just the latest (and will certainly not be the last) attempt to resurrect the buried hopes and dreams of a dying, gasping segment of America that has been [...]