“Sculpture” (5-13-2011)

With the familiar against my back and the unfamiliar before me, I drove down a stretch of highway that is quickly becoming well-known to my senses.  I passed through cities I’ve known of but had rarely frequented, silently scanning them in passing, scoping out the scenery, inhaling the warm inland valley air.   The dry breeze that blew in and raced throughout my vehicle’s core felt invigorating, and during frequent pauses I reflected, momentarily, then peered ahead towards the sanctity of the destiny I have been fighting hard to sculpt. 

This parting of ways from the old and the introduction to the new hasn’t been the easiest of transitions at times, but as I’ve mentioned before in prior blog posts, faith and a strong belief in self has resurrected a stagnated drive that I had, at one time, forgotten.   I remember when I’d draw for hours, closing out the situation and circumstances I was trapped in when I was younger, afraid of seeing all that I could become in life.   I was engulfed in an insane thought process of trying to live up to and fit into others expectations but, thankfully, I now reached a conclusion that it was all a part of growing up.  

A fellow writer asked me to write an article for the July issue of her magazine, and I graciously accepted the invitation.  I was honored by her belief in my abilities and her interest in my point of view as a writer.   I start working on that project tonight. 

You know, sometimes, as a writer, you second guess yourself, wondering if anything you share is really touching someone’s heart or inspiring their imagination, however, when it’s your passion you move forward out of a sincere desire and love of the literary craft.   That’s the thing about writing, I know without a doubt in my mind that it is what I was placed here on earth to do.  I suppose I can call it my “calling” because I’d be doing it regardless of if I got paid to do it or not.  Now don’t get me wrong, in order to achieve absolute freedom, I must strengthen my business savvy in order to earn money to fund my ambitious endeavors and sustain my living expenses. 

Well, having just gotten off the road I’ll leave it here for now, and say that I hope that a large warming dose of sunshine is “raying” down on you. 

Be blessed, stay strong, and embrace your own self-worthy — because you are worthy. 


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After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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2 Responses to “Sculpture” (5-13-2011)

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