You Are Not Crazy, Taking Care of Yourself When Terrorist Acts Happen

To my readers, I know that the deaths of both ‪#‎AltonSterling‬ and now ‪#‎PhilandoCastile‬, may have shaken you deeply and know that you are not alone in that pain, anger, and grief. I also know that many of us are shaken by the deaths of police officers in Dallas. The police systems continue to fail…

My Creative Rights As A Black Artist?

I enjoy being a writer, researcher, cultural historian, educator, and I am also a visual artist.  I use my art, most of the times, as featured images here in my blog. For more of my art, please see it at brianragsdale.com, or on facebook, brianragsdalestudio. Art has been a consistent theme in my life, and…

Friendship and Fillet of Fish

I am spending time with a dear friend of 20 or so years. He is visiting us and every time I look at him, I feel comforted. There is nothing like the love between old friends. While passing the time we went to McDonalds and I tried something different, the small egg nog shake. Quite…