Isaac Hibdon

What does it mean to be an artist today? Or, maybe a better question… How does one stay true to the process of creating authentically? Especially in an age where commercial interests reign supreme? Enter Isaac Hibdon. An art graduate from small school near Chicago who specializes in photorealistic pencil drawings and graphic design. Also,Continue reading “Isaac Hibdon”

Ayo Volas

Ayo Volas. An enigma, but only for those who refrain from understanding. There’s an intensity about his spirit, a “wont-say-die” attitude that permeates his being and spreads like wildfire to those close enough to catch his drift. I know him as Ayomide. But, you can’t call him that. Not yet. It’s nothing personal, just… namesContinue reading “Ayo Volas”

“A Vote For Kanye West Is…”

Alright. What in the world is going on with Kanye? And does he actually think he can win?  Or is this another marketing ploy before the album drops? I am what the kids call, a stan. Have been since College Dropout. Eleven year old nerdy black immigrant from London. With parents who hail from Lagos.Continue reading ““A Vote For Kanye West Is…””

Make Africa Great Again

It’s time for the Mother Continent to be restored to Her former glory. Ernestine Johnson and CyHi gave us the vision. And it’s a beautiful picture. “The birthplace of all life…” Though now, a conglomerate of “shithole” countries. So, what went wrong? And, how did we get here? Let’s see. A Quick Refresher on AfricanContinue reading “Make Africa Great Again”

The End of Clickbait

THIS CLIP WILL RESTORE YOUR FAITH IN HUMANITY! Let’s be honest — most publishers work under the assumption that both your attention and awareness are easily manipulable. And maybe they’re right. We often fall for the most obvious traps, rendering our attention worthless in the interim. Clickbait, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “something designed toContinue reading “The End of Clickbait”

The End of the Scientific Method

Science as we currently understand it is ready for a makeover. Listened to an awesome podcast today by Economist Radio’s Charles Babbage, with the same title as this post, and the punchline is a rather jarring one. Especially if you are some empirical traditionalist, or high school science teacher. The advent of artificial intelligence justContinue reading “The End of the Scientific Method”

I’m Tired of Religion

Is religion a necessary evil, or a petri dish for cultural clumsiness? You like jokes? A Jesuit, a Dominican, and a Franciscan were walking along an old road, debating the greatness of their orders. Suddenly, an apparition of the Holy Family appeared in front of them, with Jesus in a manger and Mary and JosephContinue reading “I’m Tired of Religion”

“Intense Eye Contact”

20. Opia / (OH-pee-yah)  Intense eye contact.  It’s a lost art. The breaking down of barriers between us begins with an acknowledgement of “the other.” Intimacy then, is a practice in understanding. And no matter how difficult or scary, we have to remember that we are human. We need each other. We are each other. Opia,Continue reading ““Intense Eye Contact””

“Love of Honor”

19. Philotimo / Φιλότιμο / (fi-LO-tee-mo) Self–surrender is not a popular concept. Whether out in the jungle, or in the crevices of human nature Having a ruthless & combative spirit can be seen as a positive attribute by many, but today’s word, philotimo, flies in the face of such thinking. It’s a Greek term, and comes fromContinue reading ““Love of Honor””

“To Walk Alone”

18. Solivagant / (SOUL-i-vuh-gaunt) A lone wanderer Meanders peacefully by. Peace of mind ensues. Can you tell I’ve been a bit angsty today? Fortunately, I’m not really alone. Solivagant comes from the Latin noun solivagus, meaning to wander in solitude. The reason I chose this word, was because I sense we don’t get enough time. TimeContinue reading ““To Walk Alone””