Hello to new readers in Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Turkmenistan, Australia, Belarus, and Uganda.
What a surprise! Thank you all for joining our Carpenoctum2/Notesong family!
This is a short post with several photo memories at the end.
Winter break was restful and restorative. I finally finished my Africana Studies reader for the spring 2019 semester. Thanks to San Diego State University publishers, Montezuma Publishing http://www.montezumapublishing.com/ Montezuma Publishing has published all three of my Africana Studies course readers from the initial prototype to this current revised edition. The production team is professional, patient, and knowledgeable.
I spent a few minutes with San Diego poet Rudi G. He's writing and performing poetry all around town(shout out to San Diego "beat poet" Chris Vannoy!). When will he have another art show? I'll try and find out.
Oh yea, international shout out to poet Reg. E. Gaines. We talked about this poem when it was in process. Here's the finished version that he performed at a benefit. Click on and enjoy. Such a beautiful piece!
Comfort food and sweet memories from the past: Ted's Red Hots. . . https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g48734-d547415-Reviews-Ted_s_Jumbo_Red_Hots_Incorporated-Tonawanda_New_York.html
Town of Tonawanda, New York . Growing up with Ted's Red Hots. Oh those foot longs and curly fries!!
2018 . . .Visited your store in Tempe Arizona. Wow! Same delicious open grilled hot dogs. Comfort food and flavorful fries, warm feelings of regional good food, same "come right in, enjoy the food and the atmosphere!" And. . .we did. Guess which one's my order?
Pictorial blogger moments:
Vince Meades and Delores Fisher (Thinking of you Vince)
and Delores Fisher
Me and the girls! Rapper Duchess Smooth, poet Roxanne
Della McNiel (Della Queen) and Delores Fisher at Hip Hop Summit
Reg E. Gaines- makes me laugh, trying not to for photo Delores Fisher
And . . . . . a shout out to readers all over the world. As Winter break quickly becomes the first day of class at San Diego State University, bringing new students, new research topics and papers, and a world of academic wonder---I just wanted to say thank you to all of our Carpenoctum2 family. I hope this new year brings blessing, healing, restoration, peace, and well-being.
At the Broadway Pier, San Diego, California
Much love to you all!