Why Representative Ilhan Omar is Important (Videos)

Why Representative Ilhan Omar is Important (Videos)

Representative Ilhan Omar in Minnesota House  It was tough times between November and January in terms of political feeling. I was (and still am) energized and ready to take action when and where I could. If art was associated with that action – all the better. One of the opportunities I had was to donate artwork to the “Nasty Women – Phoenix Unite” Art Show.…

Pillow Parade: Blues Prismagic #14

Pillow Parade: Blues Prismagic #14

What I love about creating art is that each art piece and art product encapsulates a story. There was a certain timeplace and personspace that occured during the moment of its first creation and then again in its iterations. A perfect example is this pillow: Blues Prismagic #14.

5 Vegan Friendly Restaurants in New York City

5 Vegan Friendly Restaurants in New York City

When I mentioned my upcoming trip to New York City in June of 2017, my former-New-Yorker friend said – “Best place to be vegan!” I was excited. The city did not disappoint. I’ve been wanting to do a “New York Vegan Friendly Restaurants” article since our return. Here are 5 of the spots where we feasted on vegan fare. Some are exclusively vegan while others…

Harold and Maude, Camp NanoWrimo, and Happy Death Day

Harold and Maude, Camp NanoWrimo, and Happy Death Day

Oh – “Harold and Maude” is a Thing? There is a surprisingly short connection between the science fiction novel I’m working on and the 1998 comedy “There’s Something About Mary” staring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. If you haven’t seen it – you should. It’s a silly, slapstick, goofy-good time (including the credits).   Have you ever realized what you thought was an obscure gem you’d found…

Triple Threat: Three Great Organizations Working on Education Reform in Arizona!

Triple Threat: Three Great Organizations Working on Education Reform in Arizona! (originally posted on the RPCV Phoenix Website) On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Phoenix were happy to host the education advocacy organizations AZ ED101 and Save Our Schools Arizona.  SoS AZ representatives Miryam Lerma and Jimmy Arwood gave the RPCV Phoenix a run-down on the nitty-gritty of petition circulation, signing, and turning in. (It’s…

Nomophobia

Nomophobia

Nomophobia Begins – “None More Black” A few days ago I went to sleep with an iPhone 6 Plus on my bedside table but woke up with a shiny, metal shingle. The screen was black. I tried plugging it in and charging it for an hour. I tried removing and re-adding the sim card. The screen remained black. I thought – “How much more black…