Jimi closes his eyes with raised eyebrows that arch with heaven and steeples. His left arm reaching for breath and guidance from the angel; a purpled wing. My eyes now close with the aromas of someplace, of exploration and eruptions. From sleepy dreams and wisps of smoke that curl my hands, Purple Haze finds its way [...]
About Barry Comer
In the temperate cycle between evening and twilight, Ugandan families prepare dinner. Living to the cycle of seasons and nature’s clock, there is a quiet pace that breaks the sounds of day. Chickens and goats are settling down, the air becomes more still and windows glow with an evening light. The daytime sounds in the neighborhood are [...]
Stephen Stills’ iconic tower of musical works bend the river’s flow. Estuaries that mix the medium, Mr. Stills’ handprint has been felt for over 40 years. Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young became Stills’ radio face, but his relevance is far too important than at either end of the popularity dial.
It was May 1968 (Mai 68) and the streets of Paris’ Latin Quarter boiled. Student protesters clashed with police, and an 11 million worker strike almost collapsed the government of President Charles de Gaulle. The unintended consequences infused Paris with a more liberal ideal and planted a sense of liberation for the cause of human [...]
Barbie turned fifty last year, changing little girl’s expectations of glamor and self image. With an ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) figure, her sleek proportions fired the imagination of little goddesses and made myth with her plastic beauty – a candy too sweet. For boys, she was an archetype of physical misrepresentations; a fuel that helped light [...]
Transitioning through our life’s cinema is an ongoing documentary of first hand accounts, the memories of friends and family and an occasional newsworthy milestone. After all, we observe every occasion from births and graduations to marriage(s) and death. Nothing escapes the chronicle which laces our lives as human beings. It is a complicated yet joyous [...]
As our economy gasps, anyone could become an at risk statistic. Single-parent families are especially susceptible, but have found an alternative to despair. Family Scholar House is Louisville’s most powerful economic recovery program. With a campus near the University of Louisville, Family Scholar House reaches into the single parent community, and harnesses potential single parents [...]