On this first Sunday of the year, in 2010, I started a 52 Week journey that made an indelible imprint on my life. That journey became a passion project, a book, and a precious part of my life and my story. Five years gone by in the blink of an eye. Today is my five year … Continue reading
So I finally finished Because I Care…From My Heart To Yours. It was a sweet, comforting book, with many poems and pieces that touched my spirit. It encouraged me to think about impactful life lessons in my life. I am thankful that I met Dee Kane, and she was kind enough to share her work … Continue reading
In contemplating all that is going on this world, I was moved to write a piece that was published in The Huffington Post: Divine People, The Time is Now. Please read it and share it as you see fit.
I was driving home from work today and heard this news story about Chicago’s Jain community on one of my favorite radio stations, WBEZ, 91.5 I didn’t get to visit a worship service in the Jain community during My First 52 Weeks of Worship, but this story reminded me that I would like to! Best … Continue reading
Yesterday, I had a wonderful opportunity to share my cultural heritage with children at a school on Chicago’s South Side. My friend and fellow Nigerian sister-in-creativity, Ugochi, invited me to share my life with some eager children who were studying Nigeria as part of their curriculum for the summer. I along with a number of … Continue reading
Finally, after six long months, I finished the last My52WOW Book Club pick, Kabbalah for the Layman by Rav Berg. Hurray! It was the first book pick of the year…and now it’s July! And I admit – I stopped and started, and stopped again –sometimes for weeks- before starting again. I am certain I read … Continue reading
So, last weekend, I had the privilege and delight of travelling to New York City to see the award-winning production of Raisin In the Sun. The cast was phenomenal – including powerful actors such as Sophie Okonedo, Anika Noni-Rose, Latonya Richardson Jackson…and Denzel Washington. As a trained actor and improviser, I enjoy theater on multiple levels. … Continue reading
I was wandering around Twitter the other day, when I found a touching trailer for a movie called The Hidden Heart. The director of this movie-in-the-making is Dara Afzal. Dara shares the background of this documentary on her site, saying: “My journey began in making this film in December 2010, the inspiration came of the back of … Continue reading