Spread the Word: Guest Bloggers Wanted

If you want to share your story we have many guest posting opportunities here. That includes our latest From Darkness to Light series, as well as the earlier events: Rage Against the Machine, On Living and Dying and Walking With Intention. Click on any of those links to get the full information and add your …

Rejection, My Beloved

A review of my song, Of Love and Fear, as told through the rejections I received from music magazines… Because there is nothing like rejection to inspire clarity in our thoughts and actions. “The song doesn’t quite have enough substance in the arrangement for me and I am looking for something more accomplished in the …

Grafted Soul

The day didn’t dawn. I sat in the kitchen wrapped in my father’s old blanket, hands wrapped around a long-empty mug of coffee. I wanted to be patient for the sunrise, but found myself sorely lacking in that virtue. The dregs of French press colored the bottom and sides of my mug, and I wandered …

Revelation

A Memoir by Al Poole, Part 3   He was sitting in Pershing square, a park located between 5th and 6th avenues of downtown Los Angeles. The park’s best days were well behind it, as it was the current hang out for low-income seniors, hustlers, L.A.’s homeless, thugs, sexual deviants, and the mentally ill. The …

On Living and Dying Day 1 by Chaitanya Poole

To Fear or To Fly by Chaitanya Poole   I used to take flying for granted, 35,000 feet in the air and nothing to do but relax. Then, on a trip from Singapore to India, just as the flight crew were in the process of picking up the lunch dishes, the plane shook violently and …

Walking With Intention Day 29 by Rudranavitch

The Key   One Thursday evening at work, one of my good friends handed me a DVD and said, “Rudy, you gotta watch this. It’s about how our attitude affects our life.” I looked down and was unimpressed by the title–What the Bleep Do We Know. I forced a smile and stammered an insincere, “Thanks, …

Walking With Intention Day 1 by Rarasaur

  I grew up on Indian tea– dark black grounds nesting in a stainless steel sifter, resting in a black skillet. The hot water boils around it, the stovefire simmers, and the heavy milk sprawls on top like a sheen of plastic. Everything about it looks dirty and it probably is– you’re not supposed to …

The Gray In Between

by Nicole Allen aka Apoetic1.   The Gray In Between by Nicole Allen I’ve always existed in the gray space… between black and white, between the hard lines. It was about so much more than the color of my skin. This “red-boned” girl with untamable curls had thoughts and feelings and an essence of being that …

Last Seen: 26/9/2012, 8:28 am – by Levantine

I wrote this story on the memorial of my beloved one, Maya Naser, a journalist who was martyred on 26/9/2012, but I didn’t then have the courage or the strength to share it. Last seen:  26/9/2012 8:28 am That’s what is written on his WhatsApp profile, but for me he was last seen at 24/9/2012 …

Tearing at the Fabric of Racism, Guest Post: Karuna Poole

Tearing at the Fabric of Racism by Karuna Poole Sreejit began his poem, A Couple of Brats, with the line “A political statement until they had us,” referring to the births of his sister and himself, kids with a white mother and a black father.  While I knew that line was true, at least to …