Return of The Dancing Machine

Happy 2016 to you! Have you started off right? I sure have! Let's catch up: ☆ I am blissfully in love and loved in return. February 1st our two houses become one! ♤ Mental health treatment is going well; a slow, careful journey up a steep hill requiring patience. Working on 'patience' too. ♡ Authenticity … Continue reading Return of The Dancing Machine

Turn It Up Tuesday! Salt N Pepa, The Hip Hop Muses

Let's close out Women's History Month with a musical group who impacted my most formative time-space moments: Cheryl 'Salt' James, Sandra 'Pepa' Denton, and Deidra 'DJ Spinderella' Roper! Collectively, you know them as Salt N Pepa. I remember my first encounter with Salt N Pepa. “Push It,” came on the radio, and I listened to … Continue reading Turn It Up Tuesday! Salt N Pepa, The Hip Hop Muses

Turn It Up Tuesday Double Feature: School ‘Em Sista!

To celebrate Women’s History Month, I am featuring TWO artists! One, a discovery: new to me, doesn’t mean they haven’t been out there for a while and the other, a reflection: I want to introduce you to musical artists whom influenced my wordcrafting, all women. I do not review, I do not critique, I merely … Continue reading Turn It Up Tuesday Double Feature: School ‘Em Sista!

Turn It Up Tuesday! Double Feature: Lyrics Be A Lady

To celebrate Women’s History Month, I am featuring TWO artists! One, a discovery: new to me, doesn’t mean they haven’t been out there for a while and the other, a reflection: I want to introduce you to musical artists whom influenced my wordcrafting, all women. I do not review, I do not critique, I merely … Continue reading Turn It Up Tuesday! Double Feature: Lyrics Be A Lady

Turn It Up Tuesday! Double Feature: Femcees Reign Supreme

[read time 49 seconds]  Am excited and nervous about this; hope I pull it off just right! Regularly I'll participate in the global hashtag, #TurnItUpTuesday by featuring A song by AN artist, highlighting either my mood or theme, whatever. But this, my friends, is going to be special. To celebrate Women's History Month, I plan … Continue reading Turn It Up Tuesday! Double Feature: Femcees Reign Supreme

Highlights From Grand Central District Lit Crawl

Now this was a cool event. This unique pub crawl, arranged by Wordier Than Thou, a local literary organization, and hosted by businesses in downtown St Pete's Grand Central District, featured published writers reading from diverse works as the audience enjoyed drink specials and grub! As the night grew later, our presence on the mics … Continue reading Highlights From Grand Central District Lit Crawl

#TurnItUpTuesday Megamix!

I couldn't decide on one particular song, as I have been pleasantly inundated with all forms of music during my bloggy break, so, I'll just pick the top four rotating in my headspace. Enjoy!   Genre: Hip Hop   Emotion: Pissed Off   Rationale: Yet another shooting in Killeen, Texas. http://youtu.be/_uCdtrN_Jh0 nbsp;Genre: Blues   Emotion: Smug   Rationale: She called me 'intimidating.' All I did … Continue reading #TurnItUpTuesday Megamix!