Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April Spring 2019 Photo Moments

Hey there everyone! Shout out to Poland, Canada, and France.

It's spring time in San Diego California. We  are having rain, sun, and floral super blooms all over the place, poppies, jacaranda trees, and birds of paradise, oh my! 

Since I got such a response to some of my previous posts with photo memories, thought I'd do something unusual: instead of sharing my thoughts in words, I decided to post photos and save my blog article about country and western award winning vocalist and host of the American Country Music Awards 2019, Reba McEntire, for next month. 
                                    Reba McEntire
Did want to say however, that I've already played  tracks from the album  "Stronger Than The Truth" more than several times already.
Here's one of my favorites:


And now onto several photo shares:
                                         

Old Fashioned breakfast cafe


San Diego Urban Art 
Vincent Van Gogh?   Yep


Aerosol Artist Chris Konecki--this art mural is now painted over


This Chris Konecki mural is still near 8th and Broadway


Different Artist--this mural is now painted over and altered


More street level mural art

Winter Soldiers and Nut Crackers
     Little Italy


Stormy Weather San Diego



Harbor   View


Storm is passing over

Balboa Park Sunshine

                                                           Harbor side Sunshine

A few Interesting people
Haitian artist and his artwork at Seaport village


                                           
Sharing a Hip Hop Moment

      Musician/Busker Rockin' Ron


Spring photo stroll on memory lane . . .

Delores Fisher

Friday, March 22, 2019

BSSO (Black Student Science Organization) at San Diego State University: Hope For Haiti 2019


We humans often forget that it takes time for a region to recuperate from a traumatic event, especially when disaster occurs far from our doors. Earthquakes and hurricanes can be disastrous climatic events that transform a lush, green, countryside into a mud covered wasteland. They can split apart both families and buildings with ease. When that does happen, hope seems like a shadow of joy. Loss and destruction lingers for years. Time heals somewhat. Realization that help is ongoing and that others elsewhere care about more that "the short term effort" offers comfort.

Mentored by humanitarian, scholar, educator Dr. Estralita Martin https://sciences.sdsu.edu/profile/estralita-martin/, the Black Student Science Organization at San Diego State University in February 2019 continued a long term commitment of partnership with Hope For Haiti as a way to show its solidarity with and appreciation of Haitian resilience.

                                                 
                                                    Dr. Estralita Martin

2019 is the San Diego State University's Black Science Student Organization's ten year benefit/celebration of Haitian determination and achievement, though arduous at best, like so many other regions of the world at the mercy of geological and climatic catastrophe.

Students, faculty, community activists, philanthropists, performers, and humanitarians filled Conrad Presby's Aztec Student Union.  Amateur and professional performers donated their time and talent to the fundraiser. Victoria Davis and Taylelor Roberson were welcoming, entertaining  masters of ceremony.

Performers included vocalist Imani Sumter, Rapper D. Sel, Zach Brosi (free artists sound cloud listening at  https://soundcloud.com/zach-brosi-zbrosi/free-demo), Afrique: Afrobeat Dance, The award winning San Diego State University Diamonds(Majorette Style Dancing), me (doing spoken word) and inspirational singer Abril Arenas.

Here are a few highlights from the event.


The event raised over $ 1,900 by the end of the benefit and donors were still contributing late into the night.

BSSOs "Hope for Haiti" benefit 2019 ended with an enlightening speech by Humanitarian Richard Pickett. He featured images of hope realized, of new classrooms, excited students, durable house, and sustainable gardens.

                       
                                                                 Humanitarian Richard Pickett

Yet, always the realist, he reminded the audience and Black Student's Science Organization that although ten years of support is indeed commendable; however, realistically,  more assistance and partnership is needed to create a fully vibrant Haiti.

In community,


Delores Fisher

Friday, January 25, 2019

January 2019 Happy New Year!

                               Delores Fisher Christmas Holidays 2019

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!). We've known each other for a few years now. When will he have another art show? I'll try and find out.

                                         Poet and artist Rudi G

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)


Busker musician  J.Stiles and Delores Fisher (Coffee and conversation)


Ballet Master teacher Robyn Schifren and pianist Delores Fisher


          Conversation with award winning director Clarence Cuthbertson



Seaport Village, a winter day, renowned saxophonist Walter Gentry
and Delores Fisher

 

Me and the girls!  Rapper Duchess Smooth,  poet Roxanne
Della McNiel (Della Queen) and Delores Fisher at Hip Hop Summit


Bayside, .much to talk about. Ravi (Rock Whisperer),  Delores Fisher



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!
Delores Fisher