Rise Today

I just asked myself, not out loud but in my brain, what the heck is wrong with me?! I reach out to “friends” in their time of need and what do I get… whinny excuses and rejection.  Yet I felt compelled to rise and change this world for one person. This here little blog I decided to start, was with the intention  to share and possibly inspire you with my thoughts, ideas, experiences and fun, but it becomes evident that only a few may “get it.”  That’s fine, I can’t inspire or influence everyone I know. Obviously. So it’s been challenging … Continue reading Rise Today

Get On Up

Get On Up The James Brown Story Last night I was privileged to attend a screening of “Get On Up” the soon to be released (Aug. 1) biopic about James Brown. It almost seems unnecessary to explain who James Brown was because he was such a larger than life artist who is known worldwide. In fact, all generations should know James Brown because his music has been sampled more than any other music artists, in contemporary recordings. “Get On Up” artfully presents the life story of James Brown, known as the hardest working man in show business. Filmed on location … Continue reading Get On Up

Boogaloosa and Malarkey

BOOGALOOSA! By now, if you have visited my blog more than once, you know I love music, jazz in particular. Though I enjoy and support so many genres of music like pop, rock, country, blues, R&B, classical, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, hip hop, etc., jazz seems to fall further down on the scale of being high-profile. Even at the Grammy Awards, the jazz awards were not included in the prime time telecast, they were held in a separate hall, away from the high-profile nominees. That is disrespectful. The Americana Music movement is not helping either. Noticed that they aren’t recognizing JAZZ … Continue reading Boogaloosa and Malarkey

Things Independently Magical

7+7=14 7+7=14 is simple math but also today’s date.  Must be something magical in that, but not sure if there are any official groups that have a definition of what the date 7/7/14 could mean for us – the ones who need meaning, wealth and health.   I will step forward, daring to declare this is a damn good date, full of love, magic and possibilities.  That seems presumptuous and brave to declare such a thing, but it feels right.  It’s a part of my boldness and I was reminded of this in a recent post from Mastin Kipp of The Daily Love.  … Continue reading Things Independently Magical

Lovin’ the Soul and Innovation

Mental Lovin’ Friday night a Barbara Walters Special aired on ABC. She interviewed Peter Roger, father of Elliot Roger the young man who murdered several UC Santa Barbara students and himself.  The program was difficult  to watch because it made me feel terrible that this person could be on a path to a happier life, instead of taking the lives of innocent people and himself. If only he had some help from a “soul tending” professional.   Yes, Elliot did have a therapist, but it seemed from what his father said in the interview, Elliot didn’t form a close connection with … Continue reading Lovin’ the Soul and Innovation

LA Pride, Dad and Ink-N-Iron

LA Pride I’m a Los Angeles native who loves her home town.  There are so many LA haters so I feel it is important for me to show my LA Pride.  Today the 2X Stanley Cup Champions, LA Kings had their victory parade in Downtown.  As I watched on TV, I noticed how very excited, happy and respectful the Kings fans were.   I felt a lot of pride that the LA public were out there supporting our team’s victory in a way that shows how great it is to be in Los Angeles.  Even on the night the Kings … Continue reading LA Pride, Dad and Ink-N-Iron

Wave the Flag, It Sounds Like New Jersey

June 14 is Flag Day.  Not many people remember it but when I go out I usually see a few homes that display the flag.  I also have a reminder when Flag Day comes around.  A good friend’s birthday is June 14 and she told me years ago  when she was a kid she thought people put the flag up because it was her birthday.  I thought that was a nice reason and cool thought to have if your birthday is June 14.  So Happy Birthday to all celebrating today. Let’s raise the flag and celebrate with “Old Glory.”  Sounds like … Continue reading Wave the Flag, It Sounds Like New Jersey

Music and Love

I love music!!! There is so much I will and want to share on my niche in this realm and sometimes I can do that best by referring you to some very knowledgeable music lovers who post wonderful reviews and share great music.  One such person is Ray, or Truebluser as he is known for his blog called Someplace Else, Wheatfield Soul.  Check out his post on St Paul & the Broken Bones.   And speaking of LOVE… I have added a Mental Love section to Nish’s Niche and I’ve added a couple of very interesting video blogs from Mastin … Continue reading Music and Love