Separated from our Roots: Offshore by Kelly Ledsinger

There are emotions that are universal, or nearly so. The paradox is that they feel personal and difficult to share. Kelly Ledsinger shared this poem, entitled Offshore, at our last Open Mic, The Journey. What is most striking about it for me is the honesty and extreme openness of the expression. Some poets rant and rave and amplify their … Continue reading Separated from our Roots: Offshore by Kelly Ledsinger

The Roots We Carry With Us: Synkroniciti’s Open Mic: The Journey

Sometimes journeys and experiences bring our roots into focus. How do we use that vision to improve our lives? We had our third Open Mic here at synkroniciti on February 22. It was a wonderful afternoon of sharing and learning from one another. New faces mingled with familiar ones and bonds were forged and strengthened. Things took a metaphysical … Continue reading The Roots We Carry With Us: Synkroniciti’s Open Mic: The Journey

The Journey Within: Expectation by Katherine McDaniel

Journeys are often described as physical experiences, but they involve our internal world too. Does our mind determine our journey? Anyone who has undertaken a long journey can attest that many of the challenges encountered along the way were internal. When faced with extended travel and exploration, we reach a point at which we want to quit, to … Continue reading The Journey Within: Expectation by Katherine McDaniel

Sharing a Difficult Journey: The Art Installations of Serge Alain Nitegeka

How do we break cycles of violence? Art helps us share painful personal stories and build empathy across cultural lines. Serge Alain Nitegeka was born in 1983 in the African nation of Burundi. When he was eleven years old his homeland erupted into open conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes, violence that devastated Burundi and neighboring Rwanda. … Continue reading Sharing a Difficult Journey: The Art Installations of Serge Alain Nitegeka