Another title for the Readership’s Hit List:
Thanks to Susan, who put Mikey on this book, who then put me on this book. I haven’t even picked it up yet and I’m already excited for the ride. Let’s read and ride together 😉
I went to the Harvard Bookstore’s bi-annual warehouse sale this weekend. HELLA cheap ass books for a buck and up! I love books. It’s like cracking open a treasure chest of knowledge. Become RICH through reading. Knowledge is power y’all, and the key to mental, spiritual and physical liberation. YEEEEAA. Check out these titles I copped:
Always on a mission to expand my consciousness and understand our universe.
I want to know how to make the magic happen.
I can’t believe someone beat me to putting two of my favorite things together: dinosaurs AND poems? Word.
This is Maurice Sendak’s first pop-up book. I collect pop-up books! They are the shit. Paper mechanics are geniuses.
Honestly, these pop-ups look way better in real life.
Another pop-up book. This one had cool tab pullies and secret flaps. Damn.
I wish I could fly like these birds. But I still stay fly like these birds. Haaaa! 😉
Every time there is a shooting in America, every person of color prays the gun man (or woman) isn’t of one’s own race or ethnicity (or religion)…except for white people of course. White people are the only group of citizens who do not become antagonized and vilified by the media when a crime is committed…because I guess it’s just their natural right to be criminals, or millionaires, or football players, or anything else really. It’s part of white privilege, the privilege to be exempt from marginalization and have ownership over everything–from space to identities ….yadidameeeean??
An individual committing an individual’s crime is one thing. But for one individual’s crime to become the focal point for the media to antagonize an entire community is another thing. I can say more, but Vijay Prashad says it way better in his article, Can the Major Speak?
Vijay Prashad is a widely renowned professor, author, journalist and a critical voice in the progressive community. Some of his books include “The Karma of Brown Folk”, “The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World” and “Fat Cats and Running Dogs: The Enron Stage of Capitalism”. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but maybe by it’s title, yadeeeeeg? I didn’t want to copy and paste because that’s just lame. Don’t be a lazy 21st century video drone…READ his article.
But I’m kind of a hater so I judge all the time. By the looks of it, these covers are looking extra fly for the reading pasttime.
become a BELIEVER! dr. masaru emoto is a researcher who has experimented with words, water and crystallization to affirm one thing: THE POWER OF WORDS TO TRANSFORM OUR MINDS, BODY AND WORLD.
in a nutshell, emoto wrapped good and bad words around capsulated water, spoke positive and negative words to water, played good and crappy music to the water, made prayers/offerings, etc…then crystalized them to discover one pattern: the water crystallized beautifully around positive messages and came out deformed around the negative messages!!! no FN lie!!!!!
here are some examples:
NOW LET’S NOT FORGET: Our bodies are 98% WATER! say WHA!
no wonder we retreat to a healing song when we’re love sick. save fortune cookie slips. indulge in the quotables. feel reinvigorated during/after a concert. remind ourselves in the mirror. live by confucious says. for better or for worse, words have the power to transform ourselves.
as for me, i’ve always been a firm believer in the power of positive energy. words are not to be underestimated. every thought, every word spoken, everything written, every proclamation emitted from ourselves is like planting a seed in the universe. if we can transform ourselves through positive energy, we transform our world.
SAY WORD TO THE WORD
i’ve been grinding heavy on my first chapbook (to be released THIS DECEMBER) and shit is a blast! i’m trying to write a new piece everyday for the next two weeks. then design for the last two weeks. i wrote a new poem i’m pretty happy about last night–but ima hold off on sharing it on the bloggy blog. the chapbook will be a mix of old, new, seen and never before seen pieces. uh yes yes yall!!!!!!!
THINGS TO EXPECT IN DECEMBER:
-first chapbook release
-new stickers printed
P.S. to whoever borrowed my emoto book and never returned it…give it back!!
introducing the newest addition to my *categories* widget. if you’re looking to impress somebody, title dropping usually works. holla.
current book on my reading rainbow:
won’t lie. one of the more challenging books i’ve read in a while. but challenging in the most neuron-twisting-reality-dissecting-introspective-intergalactic-existentialist-crap kinda way.