It has been suggested by the, uh, Big Mind that the PhD recommend a few books (!!!) that might be of interest to those following #aghosTStory.
The Name of The Rose comes to mind. (Umberto Eco, 1983)
In a detective story set in a 14th Century monastery - if that isn't creepy enough - we are led through murders, sorcery, politics, religious wars, and secret tunnels, all set forth in a style both erudite and humorous. [ sidebar: the movie starred Sean Connery ]
Old tome :: must read.
A Rose is not simply A Rose in this labyrinth of symbols, arcana and numerology.
I saw a beggar leaning on his crutch,
he cried out, "Why ask for so much?"
I saw a young man leaning on his darkened door,
he cried out to me, "Why not ask for more?"
The PhD is not sure of the source of the above words : sounds rather Leonard Cohen-ish.
However, in an enigmatic way, it sums up a society that at present is torn between the haves and have-nots, those who dream and those who demand, and those (mostly the majority of us) who scrape by to make do and have no time to think of anything profound.
Or, one might say, "Why ask for anything?" We have it in ourselves to stand and deliver our own dreams.
Christopher Boykin, star of the MTV reality shows “Rob & Big” and “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory,” died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Mr. Boykin, known as Big Black, was the professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek’s bodyguard and half of MTV's "Rob & Big" duo.
RIP Malice will be participating in a sale of his skateboard photos as a fund raiser for Mr. Boykin's family.
More here as plans develop.
...so where are the Ghosts in this blog and why is it called 'Going Fearless.'
Glad you asked.
As the subtitles on the first page state, this site is an anthology or encapsulation, if you like, of what RIP Malice is all about. What he is not all about is hip-hop or rap per se. 'Going Fearless' is an approach to life that is happening, if one is aware of it or not. Not a new approach, but one arising again, as the earth cycles through philosophies. Rap, graffiti and street photography are visual manifestations of ...shall we call it a Movement? To Go Fearless is to be open to what is around us, to face our fears and question things we do or see others doing that may make us vaguely uncomfortable. And to perhaps learn to laugh or just learn.
Each image and/or interview shown by Malice is true. Some individuals started out uneasy about telling their experiences, but all were pleased, nay, grateful that they were able to speak of their personal condition or demons.
Are You Afraid of Ghosts?