Mischievous Minds: A Short Tale

Six hands, six empty pockets. Two mischievous minds planning to shoplift. One opposing mind, supposedly mine yet somehow I find myself fascinated with an object, obviously planning to “cop” it. I have to stop this; How can I be considered a leader if I allow others that are rebellious towards authority and immune to rules… […]

Guardians of Our Garden

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Seeds were planted in the past, time passed & those seeds grew. They blossomed & became beautiful; They are symbolic & although the plants can be physically taken out the earth, they remain unmovable.  August 11th 2015 – the birth of a garden. The first of much to come.  We […]

Assassin, Vol. 1

Seeing violence done in the dark has me leaving the light switch off as I speak in silence. Seeking guidance when seeds of doubt sprout seasonally in my thoughts in result of wars fought with enemies seeking an alliance. Walking through the alley of death where shadows are said to seen. Selling souls to satan […]

A fresh lens on Fes

Faces and places in Fes, Morocco captured by Hannah Sommer, our Asheville-based contributing photographer, currently abroad in Europe and North Africa. Her lens invokes a willingness to see, which the natural states of life there greet with a warm welcome.             More on life lived throughout the world, in its simplicity and multiplicity, to come! Follow us […]

New years with Ms. Lauryn Hill

COLUMBIA, SC It’s an hour til the new year.  The clock is ticking on an empty stage directly in front of the South Carolina State House, where the notorious confederate flag had waved for fifty four years… until 2015 took it down.  A congested and anxious crowd stretches all the way down Main Street as […]

The Frigid, Sonic Landscape of Chief Keef

Slurred, disjointed braggadocio drenched in bouncy, delayed autotune. Punchy ad-libs peppered sporadically like trumpeted staccatos. Synth heavy beats sliding around, as amorphous as a gust of propane that has escaped from a steel tank. All of these and more are characteristic of your average banger issued by Chief Keef, christened Keith Cozart on the 15th […]