Sunday, November 26, 2006


Here in the United States many families have come together over the last few days to celebrate the holiday and festival of Thanksgiving. The history behind this holiday is old, long and unclear depending on what side of the coin the tale is being told. Forgoing the history, these days, thanksgiving is mainly a gathering of family, feasting and friends. Daughters, sons, brothers, aunties and uncles gather for family time, around a table filled with food and wine.

Family is the strongest bond in the world. Family love is an anchor in the vast sea of life, through and through the storms and calm waters.

This is Sammy planting a big wet one on Pops.

Cambridge, England. December 2004.

Love and health to all...

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

the dawn of civilization

In the spring of 2004 I was blessed to have visited South Africa and Botswana with my brother Sam and my poppa Al. Africa, the land where it all began, yup, us humans. The journey was a blend of grand disparities and radical, hmm, racial similarities, malicious realities and compassionate understanding between the diverse animal populations (us human race included, lest us not forget!) that populate southern africa.

From the racial hatred scarred into the history of South Africa to the recent hope of love and understanding between peoples, between colors. Like the daily search for food in the Okavango Delta of Botswana- lions, zebras, giraffes and little bees trying to put food in their mouths. A flower, a tree or maybe a kudu to track down, hunt, maul and feast. And the result of that- days long mating sessions between lions and lionesses, birds feeding mouth to mouth their little ones.

Life is that balance, that good, that bad, cause truly if we didn't have one would we even know the other if we saw it. If it was in front of us.

This week in the big apple of the usa was warm, temps rising, glaciers melting for sure. Stories came at me from all angles- cats hating on one another at my bro's college in conneticut cause of skin tones, change on the political front- way tardy like the onset of this autumn, a young girl who doesn't get to see her mum often leaping into her young mother's arms- so happy to be with moms.

"Togetherness will ever grow," grooves the lyric from the reggae track steaming and streaming through this ordinateur. "We don't want no warmongers over there! Na, na, na, na, na, na, na I 'n' I shall be, happy n free when I reach the other side of the mountain! Yeah!!"

This is the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Spring 2004.

Love and health to all...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Sam and Dave goofing around in Venice.

January 2005.

Love and health to all...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

la fete avec les bonbons

"Yannick Noah et la Pirate." Village Halloween Parade, NYC, October 2006.

"La fete en la rue." Village Halloween Parade, NYC, October 2006.

Love and health to all...