I was watching "The Passion of the Christ" for the first time on Easter Sunday evening, when the song, "The Old Rugged Cross" began insistently playing in my head, heart, and spirit; to the point I wondered if there was a message being relayed. You be the judge.
A popular genre of calypso music is the double entendre, most often characterized by lewd stories camouflaged in innocent lyrics. These clever, mostly humorous songs are ingenuously designed to foil censorship. Breaking through accents and understanding the stories are crucial to their appreciation.
I first experienced the U.S. Virgin Islands in the mid-90's and immediately fell in love with beautiful beaches; fascinating history and culture and tropical climate. For sure, lots have changed since then, and lots haven't; "America's Paradise" is still one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Hair braids are considered art, culture, fashion and tradition with solid places at the table of history and business enterprise. Is it any wonder that braids are perhaps enjoying their greatest popularity ever, right now? So popular that April 30, 2018 was designated National Braid Your Hair Day.
Basic instinct has been around since the dawn of man, and was probably a pretty reliable tool for survival for say, the caveman out maneuvering ravenous dinosaurs. It seems, however that the more advanced we become, the less intuitive we become as we rely more on our things, and less on ourselves.
In Chicago's early days, it was a city known for its rowdy toughness. Many people are unaware that it was also a platform for creative innovation, invention and entrepreneurship. Below are seven inventions that changed our lives and our world.
I stumbled across the Serenity Prayer when I was 17 and it's been a guiding force in my life since; but I've often wondered if the discovery wasn't fated appointment rather than chance occurrence.