Educated by the Sister's of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Brother's of St Patrick, Professors in the San Fernando Valley and the State University of California in Los Angeles.
I value the influences that flew under the radar. Early on there were the nuns who showed me the lovely prints of Corita Kent, the lay teacher that had me listen to the music of Dave Brubeck and the brothers who had us find meaning in the words of a poet named Bob Dylan.
My journey has lead me to an appreciation of the arts and I have found inspiration in the expression through words. I know there is truth and beauty to be found in the creative and it is there I will find the Creator.
There have been two street-side memorials in Pasadena recently held for young Black fathers killed by the Pasadena Police. One was on August 15th and the other was on September 30th. The first was held in Northwest Pasadena across from La Pintoresca Park just up from Washington Blvd. and the second was held on East Orange Grove Blvd. in-between the intersections of North Marengo Ave. and Garfield Ave.