Today I invite you to view my video commentary on the issue of Racial Equality - or Inequality - in our country. This video reviews America's dark and divided past, juxtaposed with our still dark and divided present - and the challenges facing us as we struggle to understand one another and heal this great… Continue reading RACE FOR EQUALITY
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MY FATHER © PJ Hayward, New York 2018 R.I.P. Dr. Herbert L. Hayward 8/26/16 to 7/6/88 I have never before really written anything positive or even acknowledged anything positive about my father, who passed away at this time twenty years ago. My father was blessed with many gifts. He was a gifted pianist and a… Continue reading MY FATHER
THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF CELIA CRUZ
THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF CELIA CRUZ © PJ Hayward, New York, 2003; Revised 2012 Recently I was reminded of the irreplaceable loss, in July 2003, of one of the most beloved and extraordinary performers of our time, the legendary Cuban Queen of Song, Celia Cruz. Celia would strut, run, dance or sashay onto the stage,… Continue reading THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF CELIA CRUZ
LOST © PJ Hayward New York, 2018 You have invited our old enemy Full-on, back into your world. I saw it creeping slowly.. Slithering like some acrid poison Into your world through a crack in your cocoon. You said you could control it. But we are connected... Your essence flows like radar To fill my… Continue reading LOST
UPTOWN MAN © PJ Hayward New York, 2017 For all those reasons you know well... I keep you at arms length now By my choice, never closer now than just a voice on the phone ..... It's where I keep you now. But you never stray - or at least… Continue reading UPTOWN MAN
SISTER JEAN © PJ Hayward New York, 2016 Revised from first publication © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 and 2013 by Hold On Publications In my youth I was one of those kids some people referred to as "A Handful". Others called me "Out of control", "Just plain bad", "Juvenile delinquent" etc. My father, who… Continue reading SISTER JEAN
THE 600 YEAR OLD TREE
THE 600 YEAR OLD TREE © PJ Hayward New York, 2016 Sunday morning I woke up to a fabulous Fall day; cool, crisp Fall air, blue skies and bright, beautiful sunshine - what a morning! Sunday was to be a family day and my son suggested we take advantage of the weather and go for… Continue reading THE 600 YEAR OLD TREE
RESPONSE TO “ENOUGH!” – There is a way to FIGHT THE POWER THROUGH FINANCE!
RESPONSE TO “ENOUGH!” There is a way to FIGHT THE POWER THROUGH FINANCE! © PJ Hayward New York, 2015 Since I do not have the brainpower to think of a way to cure the ills besetting our entire planet, I want to respond to our Editor in Chief's previous post in terms of the country… Continue reading RESPONSE TO “ENOUGH!” – There is a way to FIGHT THE POWER THROUGH FINANCE!
NEW YORK COPS MURDER UNARMED, UNRESISTING FATHER OF SIX – YOU BE THE WITNESS AND YOU BE THE JUDGE – Do You See This Man Resisting Arrest?
NEW YORK COPS MURDER UNARMED, UNRESISTING FATHER OF SIX YOU BE THE WITNESS AND YOU BE THE JUDGE Do You See This Man Resisting Arrest? © PJ HAYWARD, 2014 New York On Friday July 18, 2014 an UNARMED Eric Garner, a married father of six children, was murdered by Staten Island Police, who put the… Continue reading NEW YORK COPS MURDER UNARMED, UNRESISTING FATHER OF SIX – YOU BE THE WITNESS AND YOU BE THE JUDGE – Do You See This Man Resisting Arrest?
© PJ Hayward, New York 2001 Ever since I was very small I have had vivid dreams about all kinds of things. When I reached my teens I became aware that occasionally I would meet up with people or situations that I had dreamed about, but I always chalked it up to either my imagination… Continue reading DREAM