Sidewalk Ghosts / Serendipity, Karma, Fate, Accident, Coincidence?

“Always look for that good in somebody, no matter what walk of life, or whatever that person is, there is always something. Any human on Earth has that something good inside of them. You may have to search deeper, but we need to try to find that goodness in all people” Serendipity, Karma, Fate, Accident,…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Maribel— “Just Give Without Expecting”

“I hope that in the future we come back, or at least turn around. There is no human contact anymore. There are emails. There are voice mails. There is text messaging. But, there is no human interaction” “Success is the best revenge.” Said nurse Maribel, whom I met one evening at a local blood drive….

Sidewalk Ghosts / “Ik Onkar (Gurmukhi)”

On the Western front of the Famous Route 66 lies the California coastline. Route 66. 2448 miles of ever-changing pavement. Asphalt, concrete and dirt that, since 1926, has reigned strong as a most prolific icon. A starting / stopping point (all depends on the direction of your travel) for a journey of grand proportion. At…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Interview 515: The New Abolitionists

“There are nearly 2 million children trapped in sex slavery worldwide.” I received an email this morning. You know, those spammed promos that plague our modern ways of communicating. “Slim Your Belly,” read the subject line. Its tag, “’New ‘Skinny Pill’ Takes County By Storm.’” Imbedded, a video titled, “New Secret To Burn Fat Fast.”…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Interview 514: Completely In The Words Of Leonardo

“Because the moment you find your purpose in life is the moment you will be really free.” —Leonardo “’I think, to me, probably one of the most important things would be to find your purpose in life, and that’s easier said than done. But I tell a lot of people, ‘don’t settle for what the…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Interview 512: “Do Angels Speak Russian?”

“I wish love on the world…” Every once in a while you just meet those special people; the quite ones, who, for whatever reason, radiate a peace that speaks louder than words. Whether it be language barriers, shy nature or as some might label, introverts, their presence is captivating and impossible to ignore. Today I…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Interview 510: “Just call me Cab…”

“Just call me Cab,” she introduces herself, adding, “because I don’t identify with my gender.” Because I don’t identify with my gender–a heavy statement to swallow, but coming from Cab, the reasoning for it makes sense. Reserved she is, but quite she is not. For in her pulled back claim can be felt esteemed power…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Interview 508: “Defend it… Because what’s next.”

“’If I could say anything to the next generation, ‘safeguard that religious liberty, even if you are not necessarily a religious person…’” —Blair Treu There is a theme threading through our stories this week, partially brought to us via a film I’ve been covering; but more profoundly through a common connector that has been expressed…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Interview 507: “The Contender”

“Love is a verb, a decision to make something,” —Carolina I stood ringside as she warmed up, her trainer leaning into thundering right hooks and blurring jabs. Power an understatement; and holding the world number two ranking as an amateur kick boxer, she has right to claim the title champion. Like a bull she hits…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Interview 506: “I’m Just Guessing”

“Happiness is my favorite word” —Ecehan I pretty much know nothing of her. Other than the deep kindness that I felt radiating from her eyes, a soulful wisdom that blossomed through her soft and quite presence. An apparent respect of person human, proven in the way she open armed accepted time to join me in…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Interview 505: “Chalk Angel”

“’Nothing is impossible. The word is ‘I’m Possible.’” —Audrey Hepburn It was June 17 when her sidewalk voice vicariously healed me: A day too busy to fulfill all on my plate, and one where I was feeling rather alone and stressed. “You are alive, and everything is possible,” the sidewalk whispered, as I read the…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Article-365: “Counting Sheep”

I count sheep, fighting an internal dialogue. It’s a recurring theme, that at times, shows itself as a passing loneliness, or appears as an unquenchable hunger. Like unedited strings of sentences and words they burn in my heart. Forcing me to cry to the very heavens above, pleading, “Why!” Screaming, “How!” Begging, “Enough is enough!”…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Interview 501: “The Plumberman”

There is genuine intent in his eyes; an obvious interest that literally stops me in my tracks. I stand at the base of our Operation-365 flagpole, raising our colors on this summer day. 365-rs I call us as we gather our army of real people. The silent majority, you and I. Everyday people living everyday…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Article-365: “We Are All Campers”

In meeting them I felt calmness. Quite, wise and understated, their combined experience could enlighten the most seasoned of philosophers or travelers. Their words spoke of a better life and their world point-of-view was as current as the most youthful of researchers. For one week I have replayed my feelings since meeting them. Their countenance…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Article: “The Society Of What’s To Come”

There is a new millennia ahead and we are active participants as to “the society of what’s to come.” I’m the laptop guy. The writer. The artistic iceberg in the center of an ocean of people. To the right of me: two boys, their sibling rivalry represented by opposing major league baseball caps they are…