The Theory of Boredom

Recently, while visiting Poland, I stayed in the home of a dear friend and his 10-year-old daughter. He’s a single dad, and a really good one. All of our rooms were very close to one another on the upper level above the main floor. Each room had nice size windows and...

Pondering Poland

I’ve only been back for two days and figured I had better journal this experience before my memory plays its’ usual game of patchwork prioritizing. Excuse the generalizations if you are one of those people who never do that, or find it abhorrent. I generalize and do...

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty Children today are drowning in the violent seas of extreme academic testing. I find no other way to say it. Extreme is the word for it when our educators are mandated to spend more time instructing towards testing objectives than teaching to the needs...

Physically Incarcerated Youth

A few weeks ago I accepted an invitation to present to several different dorms of incarcerated youth at a Youth Authority Facility here in Southern California. I’ve never hesitated to accept invitations to ply my trade as a storyteller and this instance would be no...

Gahr’s OAAU

Well… African Heritage Month is coming to a close and thus ends the crazed period of program scheduling. I am not complaining, I am a working artist and so I welcome it. This year I was able to get back to my “favorite” high school here in Southern California… Gahr...

D-House in My Heart

Yesterday I had the privilege, no, the honor of performing for the students of Dorsey High School here in Los Angeles but before I talk about my amazing experience I’ve got to address the image associated with this post. This painting is on the exterior of one of the...