Young At Heart ~~ The Daily Post

Young At Heart

What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older?

Before I answer the question first I wanted to share this New York Times article on elders views of aging.

The Wisdom of the Aged

For six New Yorkers age 85 and older, whose
lives were followed throughout the year, old
age is a mixture of happiness and sadness,
with less time wasted on anger and worry.


Please support Autism efforts in Ghana.

Mum C writes

Today, December 22, 2015, at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra, there will be a launch of the Autism Society of Ghana (ASOG). It will start at 10am and it is aimed at creating awareness,  sharing knowledge and support for persons affected by autism.
The guest speaker will be the Honourable Dzifa Gomashie (Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts) and guest of honour will be Prof. Gladys Amponsah who is the Past President of West Africa College of surgeons. Please be there to lend your support. All are invited.


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Poetry For Peace


Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!

My Poetry is featured in this Online Poetry Magazine. Please click on the link and take a look while you celebrate the Holidays with family and friends!


Because the Night ~~ The Daily Post

Because the Night

Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? What’s your most productive time of day? When do you do your best work?

Insomnia Kitty
Me, Sylvester & Weezer. My cats my night time companions.

I have chronic insomnia so I guess I’m a Night-owl. For a long time I named myself the Midnight Marauder!  I have no idea whether my insomnia is due to menopause hormonal changes, job related stress or just plain aging. Many of my co-workers and friends who are in their 50s or 60s report needed less sleep or being unable to sleep through the night so maybe sleeplessness is just a by product of getting older.

I think I’m also part Vampire because I always want to sleep during the day and stay up at night!  However thanks to my U.S. Army training I still wake up early which is a good thing. I’m never late for work.

I do my best writing at either dusk or dawn. The period between wake-fullness and sleep provides me the most and best inspiration. As for my photography that is a daytime activity. For safety reasons I usually don’t go walking around the city at night taking photos.  However in places that are well policed with lots of people like 34th Street Penn Station or other major hubs then I will whip out my camera.

Now for the musical interlude.

Give Me The Night ~~ George Benson

Deep End

Story of my Life. Just when I was about to lift myself up by my bootstraps somebody had stolen the boots, laces and even the socks I had on!

Emma's Cup

They told me about this thing called “easy living”, and I wanted them to guide me to it. They had promised me all kinds of equal rights, and I was interested. I could not see that they were not granted equal rights themselves. I could not see that I was definitely talking to the wrong people to teach me how to get anywhere easy.

What was this “easy living”? To go wherever I wanted to go, to do whatever I wanted to do, to meet nice people, and be part of a nice happy family? I did not mind all that, I had already been

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The Artist’s Eye

The Artist’s Eye

Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.)

The Brooklyn Museum where Art meets Activism! One of the best museums in New York!  What really draws me to the art at the Brooklyn Museum is that it is inclusive featuring art not just from Europeans but from Artists of Color. All voices are represented. When I go to the Brooklyn Museum I see my face, all faces, my culture, all cultures.  Please feel free to click on the links below to see some of the past exhibitions.