I had the privilege of seeing Hamilton last weekend. This musical was so profound and important to me because of my love of history and the events that shaped our present. Upon leaving the theater, my mind swirled with thoughts provoked by the points brought up concerning Alexander Hamilton’s life. He was a person who… Continue reading History has its eyes on you
Today, in the US, we celebrate our independence. July 4, 1776 marks the day that the original 13 colonies declared themselves an independent nation, separate from England. This year it's especially difficult for me to celebrate because of the condition of this country. I feel some level of shame for the things right outside my… Continue reading History on repeat
I want to start a series called Inspiration from Rumi. Rumi, born in 1207, was an influential Persian poet, who shared his knowledge through poems and prose. I think his writing is profound and needs to be continuously shared. I want to center some posts around some of his notable quotes and I want to… Continue reading Inspiration from Rumi
I remember growing up and having friends who were mixed race and listening to them talk about the difficulties of filling out those identifying forms. You know the ones here in the US where you can only check one box for Caucasian, Black or African American, Native American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American, etc. It… Continue reading We are one.
I recently completed a self discovery exercise to help me determine my Life Word. A Life Word is simply the one word that should be used to live life to the fullest and is the legacy that stays behind after you are gone. For example, Mother Theresa's life word was 'compassion.' Everything thing she did… Continue reading Life Word
I was thinking about how we love our labels. It seems like humans can not survive without putting someone or something into a category. It is in our nature to learn and to evolve and with that, we have a need to classify data for storage but this is dividing us and preventing us from… Continue reading Labels = data. Data = Thirst for Knowledge.