January 10, 2010 | filed under listen, pay attention, spotlight, watch this, what my world sounds like | 1 Comment 

I could barely contain myself as songstress Nneka (pronounced neck-ah) introduced this live performance of “Heartbeat” at the World Cafe in Philadelphia. The authenticity of her musicianship and the sincerity of its messages are immediately evident. Confrontational and political, yet humane, Nneka’s music forces you to feel. Perhaps she embodies Bob Marley’s message of being able to cure hate and anger with music. Perhaps…

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Recipe for long-term joy

October 12, 2009 | filed under inspiring, monday motivation | Leave a Comment 

worry less smile more

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