I'm an artist. I love to absorb the arts: cuisine, paintings, hip-hop lyrics, dance.... I love to produce art: songs, poetry, drumming, photography.
I love time to reflect. I like group gatherings, but I prefer the exchange of one to one conversations.
I fully believe in the power of human potential to alter most outcomes with enough wit and perseverance.
Family: hundreds of people on both sides of my family. I'm there for them the way they are there for me.
Friends: all over the place and from all walks of life. I have been blessed to encounter some fantastic people who have enhanced who I am.
Other than that, you'd have to ask them.
Movies: The theatre is a friend: noire, big budget, and intelligent foreign.
Music: I'm not a radio guy. I like my own playlists: jazz, rock, country, hip-hop, classical, Latin, blues, r&b, soul, house, funk....
Food: I Yelp. That should speak volumes.
Time to think
Music, usually loud
Family and friends
Lessons: Teaching increasingly fascinating. It is the most fascinating when the students are engaged in co-learning. Discovering new ideas, turning an old idea on its side to see it from an angle that I hadn't or they hadn't contemplated before. Everything becomes a lesson. I repeat conversations from my life in my lessons, and versa vica.
My Next Step: This is always subject to change.
What makes things "good": On going. Learning makes my life good. Fills me up with something all my own. Awareness of the world, in myself, in others. Seeing people comfortable in their lives, and grasping their potential. Pushing that potential to its limits.
calling a friend
My life is extremely fulfilling. It astounds and perplexes me that only 17% of public school teachers are minorities. And something like 2% are males of African descent. I love my kids and I get sooooo much love back.
So I'm looking for a friend. Someone to contribute to and share in this fantastic journey I'm on. Someone I "get" and who "gets" me. That is not easy to find for anybody. And it shouldn't be, otherwise it wouldn't be special.