Author Archive

Graffiti – Chris Brown’s Redemption Song

By at 24 December, 2009, 3:11 am

I’ll say it and I’m not ashamed to either: I listened to Chris Brown’s new album Graffiti and bought it in support of the man’s art.  I’m a music lover and I have an ear for quality and for crap and you have to give credit where credit is due — the sh*t is FIRE!! Alright, before […]


What Comes After Bronze? Part Deux: Finding Love in the Big City Part XXVI

By at 19 October, 2009, 12:00 am

After being conned out of my phone number, we finally had a chat. He is so very French.  I’ve been a Francophile for as long as I can remember.  I love the sophistication of the sounds, how the words curl off my tongue and kiss my lips from the inside out – just mind blowing.  […]


Angel Taylor – Lost in the Fog

By at 22 September, 2009, 6:47 am

Music is as subjective as ice cream, we all have a flavor that resonates with us, whether it’s deep rich chocolate blues or a nutty flavored Amaretto. I was assigned the task to review Ms. Taylor’s new album and at first I was hesitant — not wanting to say the “wrong” thing, but as I […]


What Comes After Bronze? – Part Uno: Finding Love in the Big City XXVI

By at 15 September, 2009, 4:35 am

The starter pistol explodes… And she’s off ladies and gentleman – that girl is burning that midnight oil: getting to know him, liking him and is ready to give that subtle yet gentle reminder that my pants are already down and I’m waiting for you to notice. . . (circa episode XII) look. Here’s the […]


The Lost Episodes: Finding Love in the Big City XXV

By at 31 August, 2009, 12:00 am

Time waits for no one and that is oh so explicitly clear as I hear my biological clock “tick tock” louder than the ocean. Not saying that the ocean noise isn’t lovely and all, but hot diggity. It seems that marriage is all around me — everyone I know is either shacking up, thinking about […]


A Long Goodbye – Memory of Mike

By at 7 July, 2009, 5:30 pm

For MJ When you got your assignment from the spiritual realm above, you took yours seemingly with no complaints – the cost of being a living version of love the slings and arrows of gross injustices and at times outweighed the patience that lived within your work would you do it all over again? If […]



By at 30 May, 2009, 3:00 am

Letters In taking the time to place pen to paper writing my tangelo blend of truth, My shouts of I love you are tossed together with PAST DUE and “renew your subscription here” All of us stuffed in canvas mailbags, temporarily housed in the belly of Postal planes. As the price of cutesy stamps lift […]


Midnight Marauder

By at 2 March, 2009, 10:48 am

Inspiration takes hold of The Orange Phoenix and develops into a poem to be shared.


The Road to Obama, Part 2

By at 27 February, 2009, 12:00 am

The road to Obama was paved with a spiritual awakening – the realization that we as humans aren’t alone in this world. I’m not trying to get all preachy, but on this leg of my vacation, spirits moved and protected us from harm and the dangers that two women could face alone on the highway side.



By at 23 February, 2009, 12:00 am

A poem…


Notorious: A Movie Review

By at 6 February, 2009, 1:36 pm

Every generation has their bad boy superhero, like a meteor, speeding through the sky blazing a trail for other like-minded individuals to follow behind . . . but at some point all meteors freefall, usually by their own doing. In the case of Christopher Wallace (aka The Notorious B.I.G.), his glory potential was cut down […]


The Road to Obama, Part 1

By at 26 January, 2009, 12:00 am

Thigh muscles aching the day after — the joy shines from within. When people ask where I was on the 20th, the magnitude of my answer seems to shock people. . . I was proudly one of millions that was propelled to Washington not just to witness history in the making, but to bask in the goodness […]