From Inception to Fruition

My forty-first birthday is quickly approaching. What usually happens during this time is that I have heightened sense of the presence of the numbers one, zero, and nine (109, in that order). Like the Punch-buggy game we played as children when we saw a Volkswagon Beetle, I amuse myself when I see these numbers. With…

Friday The 13th

Neither Coronavirus nor rain deterred me from venturing to the local Ethiopian eatery, Yordano’s, to have a healthy meal of injera, lentils, and salad. I even opted to have the trout with the veggie combo. Though my appearance hints at one of Ethiopian descent, my inability to carry a conversation in Amharic suggests otherwise. However,…

109: What’s It All About?

Here are several short videos about 109. I have found these numbers all over the world under peculiar circumstances. For instance, just hours after posting my 1090th photo to Instagram, I walked around the corner from the hotel where I was staying in Madrid, Spain, and happened upon this car (pictured below). It is my…

Paradocs Coffee on Fairfax

My notebook by Moleskin and Japanese Pilot Pen Go well with Taka’s coffee at his Paradocs Coffee Shop quaintly positioned on my favorite block in LA On this MLK Day I sat there reading an article about Samya Stumo Who sadly lost her life a little less than a year ago aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight…

The Bronze Titan

BUY 109 here: https://payhip.com/b/plIu   The Bronze Titan by Larry Wiggs Ahmad Maceo Eldridge Cleaver was Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver’s only son For him there was only one book anybody needed, the Qu’ran But, he did share with me a book entitled Jesus He also suggested I read Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph I took…

Only For The Lonely

  I was in the desert, making my way home I lived in the desert, daily the sun beat down on my dome There was an alley behind where I lived, On this day goats were there The sight of a goat in my hood is rare so I decided to snap a photo And…