A great discussion was had! On today’s Spin It Social Hour LIVE get ready to learn about living Life-Squared from the great Peter DaSilva.

I am on a mission to help others in the photography/visual community through my collective experience as a social media and visual strategist with such organizations as The Pulitzer Prizes, AARP, Princeton University,, Sree Sreenivasan and the Digimentors group, and as a former Supervising Photo Editor for The New York Times.

We are all in this TOGETHER! Photographers are getting hit hard financially right now, and for many their work has come to a grinding halt. My goal is to help get their name out there more as this crisis continues to affect so many, so that when things stabilize they might be in a somewhat better position to get back on track and get more work.

THANK YOU for your incredible support.

Mona invites the hilarious and amazing Jackie Kashian to talk about Comedy, Pandemic and a virus named Trump!

This week we sat down with Dr. Lindsay Portnoy a mother, author, cognitive scientist, and school board president; and Corwyn Collier a father, educator, track coach, and veteran. This episode is part of a Back to School series focused on a variety of topics designed to peek behind the curtain or even blur the lines a bit between the parent-teacher realm. ATTN: This is a two-part episode (on the same track).

This week we sat down with Gabriel Valdez an educator from Texas and Dr. Jasmin Whitfield, DNP, MSN, MPH, RN a Director of Health Service and mother on the east coast. 

This episode is part of a Back to School series focused on a variety of topics designed to peek behind the curtain or even blur the lines a bit between the parent-teacher realm. 

ATTN: This is a two-part episode (on the same track). Part 2 begins at 24:00.

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Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Hope Griffin was literally born into music. Surrounded by a musical family, she began singing and performing when she was very young. Hope first got turned onto the idea of writing her own music when she received a guitar at age 17. She attended Carson-Newman University and went on to receive a Bachelors degree in classical voice. It was there that her true flair for songwriting developed. Hope’s drive to perform her original works was launched after winning a songwriters contest in college in 2007. She eventually moved to Asheville, North Carolina where she began introducing her angelic vocals and folky lyrics into the music scene.

I was talking to a convenience store owner this morning, and a suspicious person was walking around almost like he was casing the joint….
The attendant at the store told me that he could have his surveillance turned so that it went straight to the police cruisers, and that he had been told that they have the right to defend themselves by the police, particularly if the action happened in the store.
I know many a store keeper carries guns, knifes, and other weapons to protect themselves…How do you feel about this? Does it add to the problem or worsen it….Would love to hear folks opinions?

Rule number one of Ice Cream making…Do not add too much salt, and make sure to read the directions thoroughly.

Sunday, the daughter of a friend of mine, just made her first batch of Ice Cream, and to say it came out salty would be a understatement…..

But hey she’s a kid and it’s a learning experience….Hopefully the next batch will taste more like Ice Cream and less like a Salt Shaker….

Doesn’t matter with your 8 or 80, life is about learning and learning from your mistakes…..





Another lovely day in Durham on a Sunday….Don’t forget that this evening is another edition of Amateur Night at the Hayti……..Should be another great performance and I am definitely looking forward to it again….we have been having some amazing performances and the last audience was ruthless…wonder if this audience will be as bad……….

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