March 20, 2018

You decide.       

From "The Tao of Wu" by RZA of rap group Wu-Tang Clan.

          It’s officially upon us. We’ve gotten through the bulk of the holiday season, leaving us plenty to look forward to collectively—the promise of warm days and warmer nights t...

February 14, 2018

An excerpt from my upcoming book that has been 6 years in the making. Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy. 

February 7, 2012

I miss you, and you need to know this is the hardest thing that I've ever had to do. But you have your sketchbook and I have my phone. We all have...

February 13, 2018

Kara Tepe, Lesvos, Greece. 

The last day on the island of Lesvos was unlike any other. 

We spent the day in the village of Kara Tepe, where residents that come from all walks of life, creeds, and cultures are encouraged to come together as equals and celebrate their cult...

February 6, 2018

Second, was Moria Refugee Camp in Lesvos, Greece. 

Many refugees end up on Lesvos by sea in part of the exodus due to its close proximity to the Turkish border. 

In this camp people were distributed in different neighborhoods based on their governmental classificati...

February 5, 2018

In my experience this past summer I witnessed 4 different ethnocentric societies and their cohabitation after experiencing a crisis.  


The first was Ritsona Refugee Camp near Chalkida about an hour outside of Athens.

A place where we overstayed our welcome and underdeve...

January 22, 2018

Reputation vs Character

This photo was taken of a Syrian man named Ahmed after he was finished crying. His shirt is emblazoned in a mixture of literal sweat and tears. 

Before I began speaking in broken Arabic to this man I was terrified. He was large and brusque an...

January 18, 2018

As Venus makes its way into Aquarius, friendship becomes the forefront of our relationships. 

“Birds of a feather”

I used to walk around not saying how I directly felt about things because it was hard for me to believe all the things what others said to me given the perc...

January 7, 2018

Four letters.


One word.


A meaning many struggle to define.

A drug?

An act of devotion? 

A lesson or a blessing?

What comes to mind when we think of love at Salem’s Vision?

Power.


That one word can be subject to so many different meanings for myriads of souls.


That a single...

January 5, 2018

I definitely know how you feel. 

I’ve always been so sensitive about everything for most of my life.

Especially the things I couldn’t control. 

As a kid, the wind would knock me over because I was skinny and lanky. 

I would get upset and cry because I couldn’t do anyt...

January 4, 2018

I wish I could hug you and take away all of your pain because I’ve gone through such a rough death recently.


But the beauty in these experiences and feeling our ways through them are realizing that we can pass along the support to someone else who may be in our place.

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