geelovestowrite presents another one of Philly’s finest…

 (born March 28, 1970)[1] is an American writer, television producer, and former journalist. She is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her debut novel, published in 2001, was Good in Bed. Her novel In Her Shoes (2002) was made into a movie starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine.

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen books, including Good in Bed, The Littlest Bigfoot, and her memoir Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia.


Source: Wikipedia



Philadelphia Artist…Questlove

Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, record producer, and occasional actor.  He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought)  for the Grammy-Award winning band The Roots.

The Roots have been serving as the in-house band for The Late Night  Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014.  He is also one of the producers of the Broadway musical Hamilton

On June 18, 2013 Questlove released a memoir, Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.

On October 22, 2013, Harper Design published the Questlove authored book, Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation.

Questlove released his third book, Something To Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs, along with co-author Ben Greenman and photographer Kyoko Hamada, which was published by Clarkson Potter Books on April 12, 2016.


Source:  Wikipedia



Stuart Davis (December 7, 1892 – June 24, 1964)stuart_davis

I had the pleasure of visiting the National Gallery of Art on Saturday to hear my daughter sing and I happened upon some great art.  The gallery was featuring Stuart Davis who was an American modernist painter from Philadelphia (my hometown-so that’s why I was probably drawn to him…lol).  Davis was well known for his jazz-influenced,  pop art paintings of the 1940s and 1950s, bold, brash, and colorful, as well as his Ashcan School pictures in the early years of the 20th century. With the belief that his work could influence the sociopolitical environment of America, Davis’ political message was apparent in all of his pieces from the most abstract to the clearest.  I thoroughly enjoyed his work and learned of a new artist.

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I remember taking a field trip in elementary school to the Edgar Allen Poe house in Philadelphia. I was fascinated by his talent. I realized my love for writing and poetry upon learning of such an artist.  So today, geelovestowrite would like to honor one of the greats…

Edgar Allen Poe…                                                                                    edgarallanpoe

A Dream Within A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?