Monday, September 30, 2013


Thandie Newton RocknRolla World Premiere in London !!

Thandie Newton was born in Zambia. Her father, a white man and her mother a Black Zimbabwean woman. Her parents were educated people. Her parent's legacy into this world is remarkable and exaggerated in the sense that it is seen and evidence in the body of Thandie Newton's work on screen, the relationships she has and the nature of her business which keeps a public eye upon her. Much of our lives when open for viewing tells the story of our upbringing. That alone is a silent nod of assent in the direction of our ancestral lines....- Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 9.9.13

photo shoot by Carlo Allegri          Gallery of Thandie Newton


Pregnant woman in bed covered in white sheet... 


“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.” – Alice Walker, author

EXCELLENCE Formed well.

My Vintage Look

Kate Mara
Sept. 24, 2013

This white gown on Kate Mara is a stunning display of strength, poise and assertion. ~ Gregory

actress Christina Hendricks on the red carpet.
September 2013

Capturing a body type that itself is alluring without clothes in a creative design of cloth is, at some level, a magical gift when the cloth holds captive the imagination already drawn to the woman in black. - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 9.29.13


Dupsies Ethnic Clothing Store

"Profoundly sexy. My favorite outfits are these traditional clothes worn by women in the Mother Land, saris in India, elegant gowns in West, and the traditional wear of women in some of the Arabian cultures. This is full of sensual energy, and I know it would be a bit overwhelming in person. Always is."
-Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories

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Sunday, September 29, 2013



"Patti LaBelle has so deeply immersed in Beauty, She (Beauty) has taken on its own proportions, made its own agreements within her body. Why a photographer needs to erase what distinguishes Patti LaBelle from essential qualities is disrespectful. These photographers need to understand how pitiful they are imagining things as they are not, and dreaming about what cannot be, or exist in the flow of evolution: stagnancy. You cannot freeze fluid motion. . . " - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories

Patti LaBelle


Latina actress Raquel Welch

Unearthing, and understanding the patterns, the structures that set the beliefs that conduct action from particular mindsets is more important to change than the definitive terms conservative or liberal, or fight to preserve old traditions or be free. This will lead to a better view of the energies that govern lawmakers, and the public emphasizing and exaggerating the importance of saying, "I am a Republican, or I am a Democrat." And being one or the other.

We can go back and forth with this, but within the Republican party's mindset was and still is a deep resistance to the basic commitment to do some of the basic things necessary to insure better futures for the coming generations. Deep within the ranks of the conservative consciousness there is a dogged insistence to be consistent in our inconsistencies. Cases in point: rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, shoring up defenses for economic calamity, creating and improving the social system's capacity to catch people who fall through the cracks, making the voting process honest, shucking the notion that people should pull themselves up by their own boot straps, or changing the philosophical conceptions of education to get the best out of most of our children!

During the Bush administration some of the country watched in horror as the Congress (both sides) allowed a weak president, much despised prior to 9/11/01, free reign to do whatever he wanted, and to spend what he wanted for the weakest of reasons. Without the benefit of intellectual discourse Congress took the country from surplus to debt and Iraq in an effort to avoid pursuing Osama bin Laden. Was that a triumph, or a coup?

There is a fundamental flaw in the thinking of the Republican party that is steeped in the Old South. It is no secret, and it is heavily defended with the language of liberal (free) thinkers easily because of the miseducation of a growing number of people from American schools... - Gregory E. Woods (2.12.13)

Sarah Palin

Thandie NEWTON, character actress


Conscious Portal

"The Medicine Wheels teach of the Lodge of Introspection. Its color is black. Black denotes change, to some, and to others dwelling there it is the place of deep thought, and the terms of death are there to converse with, to learn from and make relationship with. The beauty and the power of the Lodge of Introspection is its position in the West facing the rising sun, in the East. The Lodge of Illumination is in the East. That view keeps one alive, or by choice the initiate may close their eyes to the light, thus rendering themselves blind, and captive in the Western lodge..."  ~ Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories  1.27.13

"Difficulties are good for our EGO to fight and prove something to ourselves later. Difficulties are good to stop the ECHO in our mind because without reflection (like optical one in the mirror) we are in an internal Mind-Loop. Without feedback we have no reference." - Monica Anica Apostolescu

"'Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health." ~ Carl Jung

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science'" ~ Albert Einstein

... a kiss a woman in white from
Deb Young

African woman's figure in black...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

MISS WORLD controversy

Miss World 2012, Wenxia Yu (centre) of China, waves with 2013 contestants in Nusa Dua, Bali, on September 8, 2013
China's Wenxia Yu who was Miss World 2012 waves to crowd at the MISS WORLD contest
September 8, 2013

Muslim hardliners have demanded the Miss World show be scrapped
Muslim women protesting the 2013 Miss World contest in Banda Aceh, Northern Sumatra island
Sept. 14, 2013

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World amid Muslim anger

Gde Putra Wicaksana 

Nusa Dua (Indonesia) (AFP) - Miss Philippines was crowned Miss World 2013 in a glittering finale Saturday on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, amid tight security following weeks of hardline Muslim protests.
Hundreds of Islamic radicals held a prayer session in a mosque near the capital to express their anger, while Megan Young wept as she won the coveted title on Hindu-majority Bali at the end of a three-week contest.
The 23-year-old, wearing a pearl white gown, promised to be "the best Miss World ever" in front of a cheering crowd, which included many Filipinos, in a venue guarded by heavily armed police and water cannons.
The final was moved to Bali, where there is little hardline influence, from its original venue just outside the capital Jakarta after thousands of protesters took to the streets across the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.
Denouncing the pageant as a "whore contest" and "pornography", the demonstrators pressured authorities into shifting the venue, the latest sign of the growing influence of country's hardline fringe.
Hundreds of police were deployed across Bali for Saturday's final, which saw 127 contestants clad in stilettos and shimmering gowns take to the stage in the Nusa Dua resort, southern Bali.
The contestants were quickly whittled down to six. Then, they faced a question-and-answer round before the winner was announced in a contest broadcast to more than 180 countries.
Young, the first ever Philippine Miss World, took the crown from last year's winner, China's Yu Wenxia.
Young, who is studying digital media and also presents TV shows in the Philippines, pledged to "just be myself in everything I do, to share what I know and to educate people".
France's Marine Lorphelin was second, while Ghana's Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter came in third.
Adding to security concerns in the run-up to the final, the American, British and Australian embassies had warned that extremists might attack the pageant.
Bali has suffered extremist attacks before, notably in 2002 when bombings killed more than 200 people, most of them foreign tourists.
But Saturday's finale passed off smoothly, with no new protests or security scares -- despite a pledge by prominent hardline group the Islamic Defenders' Front (FPI) to stage demonstrations.
Hundreds of members of the FPI and other hardline groups limited themselves to holding a prayer session in a mosque in Sentul, just outside the capital Jakarta, to express their opposition to the pageant.
Organisers had originally planned to hold the final in a 10,000-seat venue in Sentul, before being forced to move to a 2,000-seat centre in Nusa Dua.
Those at the prayer gathering were addressed by a Muslim preacher who lashed out at the pageant, which radicals claim goes against Islamic teaching, said FPI member Ustad Maman.
"Indonesia has already shown how it feels about Miss World -- we rejected it here, we reject it anywhere," he told AFP.
Maman said that 5,000 FPI members showed up for the prayer session, although police put the figure at 1,000.
Hardliners in Indonesia have succeeded in getting numerous events deemed "un-Islamic" changed or cancelled in recent times.
Last year, Lady Gaga axed a concert after threats to burn down the venue and criticism for wearing only "a bra and panties".
In a bid to reduce hardline anger, organisers also took an early decision this year to axe the famed bikinis from the "beach fashion" round, replacing them with Balinese sarongs.
A total of 129 contestants had been due to compete in the final, but two pulled out at the last minute, according to organisers.
While the popularity of Miss World, first held in 1951, has waned in the West, continued interest in Asian countries ensures that the final rakes in a huge global television audience.
Venezuela has produced the most Miss Worlds, with six winners, while India and Britain claim five titles each.


New Miss World, Megan Young (C), from the Philippines is congratulated by outgoing Miss World Yu Wenxia (L) after winning the crown during the Miss World 2013 finals in Nusa Dua, in Indonesia's resort island of Bali on September 28, 2013
Megan Young is congratulated by outgoing Miss World, China's Yu Wenxia
September 24, 2013
China's Yu Wenxia

Muslim hardliners hold an anti-Miss World protest in Jakarta on September 6, 2013
Muslim hardliners in Jarkata protesting the Miss World contest held there
Sept. 6, 2013
AFP photo/ Bay Ismoyo

22 things


1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

2. Use a meat baster to “squeeze” your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and you’ll get perfectly shaped pancakes every time....

3. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

4. To prevent eggshells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.

5. Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats in the pan and the marshmallow won’t stick to your fingers.

6. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

7. To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on the stovetop.

8. Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces and there won’t be any stains.

9. When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won’t be any white mess on outside of the cake.

10. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant “fix me up.”

11. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

13. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it.

14. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn’s natural sweetness.

15. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, but if it rises to the surface, throw it away.

16. Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

17. Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

18. If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

19. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.

20. To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.

21. Ants, ants, ants everywhere … Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.

22. Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china. Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes. Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary). Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.

I found this on my cousin Ericka Adair's Facebook page

July 21, 2013
her birthday


Maori man with spear

"Don’t discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and directions you can choose." - Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer

Maori grandmother from Mereana Taki's album

"What are your deepest heart-felt desires, dreams and visions? Our deepest desires and dreams align with the essence of who we are. The more we align with that essence, the more our life holds meaning, purpose and fulfillment  Do you have a sense of your destiny?

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born." - Dale E. Turner

Maitrieya Jessie Lotus shooting a gun in the woods.

"Everybody builds a dream in their lifetime. You’re either going to build your dream, or somebody else's. So build your own!" - Christopher LaBrec 

[compilation by Bear Warrior]


"Silenced by Sophi"e-Mayanne

astride a sofa.
My Vintage Look


Women can build stupidly, destroy creatively and with deadly skills kill themselves and stay alive for another day to deny it all. With accuracy can hurl words through glances that are terrifying and pretend in a moment, if caught, all is well. The dark side of women's spirituality has aborted many a child's light, and hushed a man's soul and shaped his dream into a muffled nightmare. I've puzzled, in the aftermath, over the ruins of lives, and souls, and plans when some women, I've known and loved have created death, and wounds in the name of self-preservation, and Jesus' name.

In a time of enlightenment  and hope for a better future the darkness of the souls of beautiful women men have pulled into their lives goes into the silenced recess of their defeated minds to ferment like cabbage under dirt. That fermentation process has started young in many boys.

I remember a preacher, now a Bishop whom I know better than most men, talk about the sorcery he learned from his sisters. His sisters were among the finest women I've ever seen in my life! When he was a teenager his sisters would play upon his street reputation and call him to stand guard over them to protect them from the recoil of the devastating blow they were going to drop upon an unwary boy they'd used and finished with. It seared into his soul the fine art of their treachery, and fashioned an ideology within him counter to the Christian teachings he was to learn over the following decades as a minister and a father. 

Other women have taken the seed of the man they love more than any other, and tried to manipulate him into marriage by the threat of aborting the child in her womb. Others have used sorcery to take men's will and place all he is into the folds of their 'pussy' through some old formulas passed down from mother to daughter, generation to generation. I experienced it in the United States.

I didn't grow up with  it. I heard of it living in Benin, West Africa. I'd never seen a glimpse of it growing up in my mother's house. I saw it with clarity after my manhood flowered from a virgin into the sexual realms celibacy prepared me for in my twenties, and onward! 

© Gregory E. Woods, 
Keeper of Stories 

Self portrait

Friday, September 27, 2013

a statement

Miss Kansas
Miss Kansas is the first contestant in the Miss America contest to openly show her tattoos. That means something.

All Things Dude

Diane von Fürstenberg

Diane von Fürstenberg, a story.

An evening knit dress designed by Diane von Fürstenberg.

Diane von Fürstenberg at the Glamour Women of the Year awards at Carneige Hall in New York city,
Nov. 12, 2012

Diane von Furstenberg

The Lioness

"The sense of nobility a daughter feels and later embodies comes from her mother's sense of being. It is transferred from breath to breath and within each gesture are the teachers of the daughter's spirit." - Gregory E. Woods 9.27.13

Lioness Diaba Sala
Sept. 26, 2013

"It is what holds us up that tells the story of who we are."
- Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories

Real in the Abstract


Molly Sims, Baby Bump
38 year old actress Molly Sims pregnant with her and
her husband's first child. She said she craved steak and frozen yogurt.
photo by Jerod Harris/GETTY IMAGES

Hilary Duff
24 year old Hilary Duff is married, poised and prettier as an expectant mother

Susan Downey
Actor Robert Downey Jr.and his wife Susan Downey expecting a child in
Feb. of 2012 were seen here vacationing in Hawaii.

Beyoncé Knowles 


Maitrieya Jessie Lotus holding Tenya Lee

Code of Honor

Be acutely honest throughout your dealings with all people. Believe in justice, not from other people, but from yourself. To the true Warrior, there are no shades of gray in the question of honesty and justice. There is only right and wrong.


A Warrior has no reason to be cruel. They do not need to prove their strength. A Warrior is courteous even to his enemies. Without this outward show of respect, we are nothing more than animals.


Rise up above the masses of people who are afraid to act. Hiding like a turtle in a shell is not living at all. A Warrior must have heroic courage. It is absolutely risky, It is dangerous. It is living life completely, fully, wonderfully. Heroic courage is not blind, it is intelligent and strong.


A true Warrior has only one judge of honor, and this is himself. Decisions you make and how these decisions are carried out are a reflection of whom you truly are. You cannot hide from yourself.


Through intense training the Warrior becomes quick and strong. He is not as other men. He develops a power that must be used for the good of all. He has compassion. He helps his fellow man at every opportunity. If an opportunity does not arise, he goes out of his way to find one.


When a Warrior has said he will perform an action, it is as good as done. Nothing will stop him from completing what he has said he will do. He does not have to "give his word." He does not have to "promise."


For the Warrior, having done some "thing" or said some "thing," he knows he owns that "thing." He is responsible for it, and all the consequences that follow. A Warrior is immensely loyal to those in his care, to those he is responsible for, he remains fiercely true. ~  from Bear Warrior

man in ceremony


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Proud of our BEST

Cicely Tyson, actress, was married to Miles Davis.
Miles Davis, and then wife singer Betty Davis

"We must understand that this music is not of a popular form,(commercial). There is no such thing as rating. Art is subjective. Either you dig it or you do not dig, ("Keep it moving") and there is no comparing one to the other. It's like looking at a bed of flowers. They are all beautiful. You cannot compare 'Trane to Rivers, Hubbard to Lee. All of these artists have their own thing. This is a classical art-form you appreciate it, if you are on the level. We cannot all be on the level and have that understanding of the complex art-form." - Rashid Booker 

Bessie Smith: I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl

SACRED WOMAN is a deep natural beauty of LAW

Sellakkannu Surya
There is a depth to the body of a woman experienced through the senses that is unlike and like the actual touch of her body flesh against flesh that is the spiritual component of transformation. The transformation of one form into another element  from the subtle to matter, from a smile to marriage, from the beginning of an idea to a body of work the core element of transformation lives in the idea, the appeal, the look and image and authentic powers churning and churning within a woman's body. The way a man releases those energies is in his touch, and what he knows and feels is in his touch upon the essence and the idea she holds within herself as a woman.

As a man talking to a young man it is hard to convey what all this means, but at the least, you must have the idea of what is above and elevated above the base, and natural inclination to want and need to enter and make love to a woman from the best of who you are to the days you simply want to fuck her. You must learn to subjugate all of these things making them subordinate to the truths emanating from her being she hides from the Devourer, and the Predator that dominates the thinking of Men.

There is a depth to the body of a woman. It is in her soul, and you need to understand how to reach her soul without touch of hand, or insertion of dick. What is above that is beyond the lines a playa uses to subject a woman to his will. It lives within the grasp of what is magical about being a child, being full of wonder, being honest and clear, and knowing the inner most part of what I've shared and taught you about warriorship, kingship, and the priestcraft of your being that could become a father, at one point in your life, a grandfather, a warrior, a lover, and a Protector. And to the son you will forever be to your father and comes from your mother you must learn how to reach a woman through courtship and battle.

You reach the cornerstone of discovery by the discoveries you made within yourself about yourself..You reach into a woman's heart knowing yourself, and understanding the mysteries shaping relationships and tying together all that makes unity a viable option to being a whore to approach a woman's life. What it means to be a Priest-Warrior is the fundamental shift occurring within the challenge to the patriarchies of religion, commerce and war.

You dig what I'm saying?.

- Gregory E. Woods,
Keeper of Stories 1.17.13


Justine Bateman's fabulous beauty

Kim Kardashian business woman in slippers

Bai Ling at star magazine's 3rd annual all Hollywood party held at trousdale 4

Bai Ling 218

Robert Ricci Pin-Up Paintings
May 28, 2013