Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Papaya Art

I came across a Papaya Art card while on honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii. The day before my birthday, we rented a convertible and toured the island. Of course, that day the heavens opened up and we drove cautiously around the entire island, through the heavy rainstorm. When we stopped at the shops in Hanalei, I came across the card below, which we bought and now i'm obsessed with their design aesthetic. See more below.

























Monday, December 29, 2014

Home Grown

















Because a place can do many things against you, and if it's your home or if it was your one at one time, you still love it. [Even if it only exists in the memories inside of you and is no longer a real place on a map] That's how it works. 
- Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bold, Consistent, Flawless: 2015

Just a reminder to myself:

BOLD STRATEGY. CONSISTENT COMMUNICATION. FLAWLESS EXECUTION.
Define and cement your purpose and what you want to get done in 2015. Map a clear and bold strategy for the most important initiatives you’ll embark upon. Communicate successes, failures, rockstar moments and misses. Do this often, celebrate the small wins and share the losses. Remember, actions speak louder than words. 
via PSFK, Will You Go Through 2015 or Grow Through 2015?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A Wrinkle in Time: Singing in the Rain

Numb.
Amadou Diallo [Say it “Amado”. Loved one]
Not one but 41.
Multiply it.
I place all of Heaven with its power
The skies gone gray, pouring from L.A. to Harlem, USA.
Umi’s light dims
The Goddess frowns
The Star on the Tree lost in the haze
of acrimony at 30 Rock.
Anthony Baez
My chest tightens
#Ican’tbreathe
Again
No playing ball allowed.
But he’s just a boy
#IamTrayvon
Taste the rainbow
of blood-splattered skittles
I have a dream
I will color my hoodie
with the tears of my pain.
#YaMeCanse
Protect my daughters
Kiss my brothers
Bendición
Bless me, Ultima
I still dream of Avonte’s little face.
How did we lose you,
when we left you safe at school?
And the fire with all the strength it hath
Ferguson burns
Candlelight vigils lit in vain
This type of warfare isn’t new or a shock…
Just hit rewind, again
1993 mad kids are getting tense
We didn’t start the fire
And the winds with its swiftness on its path
#Don’tshoot
And the bombs
in my head
in my head
Oscar Grant.
Don’t turn ya back.
We come in peace
Where is Daddy?
Who shot ya?
Mercy, mercy, me
Defeat and sorrow
I cannot carry the weight
of the heavy world
All these, I place
with the Universe’s almighty help and grace

Between myself and the powers of darkness

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

NYC: Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Puerto Rican people
 (Photo: Wikipedia)
You are invited to Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon:

A study of poet and political activist Julia de Burgos’ development as a writer, her experience of migration and her legacy in New York. Come celebrate on release of Centro’s Journal’s special issue on Julia.

Author: Vanessa Pérez Rosario
Moderator: Oscar Montero
Presenter: Lena Burgos Lafuente

Thursday, December 4
6:00-8:00 pm
Hunter College, Faculty Dining Room,
West Building, 8th Floor
Co-sponsored with El Museo del Barrio

RSVP for this event emailing centro.events@hunter.cuny.edu or call (212) 772-5714.
 
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