Arts

From Rihanna to Mandy Moore: Slowing and Stripping Down to get to the Truth

Communication is something that, as a writer, I am constantly thinking about.  Misunderstandings abound even when the various skills that make quality communication possible are present—and it seems like, unfortunately, these skills are not as honed anymore as they used to be. On top of that, it seems all the more difficult to convey a… Read More From Rihanna to Mandy Moore: Slowing and Stripping Down to get to the Truth

Arts, Personal Development

An Artist’s Life And An Artist’s Art: How Coherent Should They Be?

I wasn’t very good with titles back in 2008, and this post is solid proof of the lack of title-writing skills.  The reflection though is still something that I constantly think about: the ever-present dichotomy the work of some artists and their personal lives.  And in this case, think of “artist” in the broad sense… Read More An Artist’s Life And An Artist’s Art: How Coherent Should They Be?

Arts, Community Development

Putting Justice Back at the Centre of the Legal System: the Case of Kesha and Dr. Luke

On Friday 19 February 2016, a judge in New York ruled that Kesha could not cancel her six album contract with Sony. From what I understand, Kesha wants to break all ties with Sony, where she would continue to have some form of contact with Dr. Luke, the producer she said drugged her, raped her,… Read More Putting Justice Back at the Centre of the Legal System: the Case of Kesha and Dr. Luke

Arts, Blogging, Music, Writing

Art as Service: The Importance of Leading a Coherent Life

A couple of my artist friends and I, concerned with the well-being of our communities, have been trying to figure out how to balance out a desire to create the kind of art that contributes to building a better world while at the same time making it a financially sustainable career path. In other words,… Read More Art as Service: The Importance of Leading a Coherent Life