Daily Prayer: For Our Children

Defend Lord,

these Thy children

in all their work

and all their prayer.

Spread among them the desire to know

and learn and do.

Let them grow in the capacity

for worthy work and in all their working and thinking let them not forget the host of witnesses about them –

those that┬álove and those that inspire –

and may they in the end prove worthy of their great heritage.

Amen. ┬á(Ashe’)

– W.E.B. DuBois

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From Prayers For Dark People

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Senufo Tradition

According to Wikipedia, the Senufo are “an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse sub-groups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Fosa to Katiola in C├┤te d vour.”

Ever seen a sculpture similar to this??

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My Veggie Challenge

The world is now full of vegetarian and vegan based menus, conversations, movements, literature and the like.  This same world is also full of MEAT!!  Advertisements, sales at grocery stores, fast food restaurants, etc.  Ultimately, the decision is yours (for better or worse), but perhaps sometimes we need a little concise information and those in our inner circles who have made the transition from eating meat to help us along the way.  The message has to be consistent and it has to make sense.

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Vegan Mac and Cheese! – one of my signature dishes (so to speak)

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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Another brilliant journey of a jazz artist, a pioneer, a visionary – a leader… When people tell their story, it amazes me every time – you simply cannot replicate the personal experiences.┬á Their stories have to be told in their voice, with their passion, their own embellishments, truths, etc.

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