Travel through the eyes of a brown westerner

Window Seat (VLOG)

Healing Old Wounds: One Conversation at a Time

…you an I are the only black in here……I wonder if we will be OK…..

Sometimes travel is in your own backyard. In this story, I share my family's challenge to address old wounds of racial tension, in an area not all that long ago may not have been as welcoming. This is the same area, where in 1969 my father tried to buy a home and was denied for being black, eventually buying in a housing development priory marketed to minority families. See how we handle the struggle of wounds so deep, you wonder if they will ever heal.

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"Walking on ICE": Life is Fragile, don't forget to live it

'come here boy, come on now..that dog don’t bite’……..

I went up to Lake Placid for a photo/video shoot. My first time there since 1979 with my family while they were building for the 1980 Winter Olympics. I share my former fears about traveling to certain areas within the USA. That fear, based on preconceived notions. I share a story my father shared with me, regarding getting attacked by racists through their dog, and how he managed that situation, how that affects me to this day.

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The skin complex goes beyond that: The Other Side of the Mirror
Guy walks into a bar....He's from Southern India...we had a conversation about Skin (color) complex among other things... It got interesting..... "you might see school kids calling...African guy 'N****r'...."   Sadly, I did not have my gear bag on me, so I shot this with my phone. 
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