Despite the sweltering heat, more than 100 people showed up to the dedication of the Adamo Drive Mural, American Journey, joining Mayor Bob Buckhorn and mural artist Michael Parker in a dedication ceremony to celebrate its official unobstructed view, allowing all a glimpse of Ybor City’s rich history.
Join Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa community leaders this Tuesday, May 21, to celebrate the newly finished Adamo Drive Mural. The dedication is taking place at 2 p.m. which will include a preliminary session with the artist, Michael Parker, and a reception afterward.
Last night the Fourth Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge, presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, was held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Several players from the Tampa Bay Lighting traded in their skate blades for razor blades. Matt Carle, BJ Crombeen, Vinny Lecavalier, Alex Killorn and Teddy Purcell made up Team Lightning and shaved their heads in the support of children battling cancer. There were 29 adults and children who also participated. Stylists from the Darren Pena Salon and Spa in Carrollwood dotingly guided the children.
Before Tampa was invaded by the Imperial National Convention, Orlando, was taken over by Star Wars Celebration VI. The 7 million square-foot Orange County Convention Center was filled with shopping, trading, screenings, cosplayers, educational panels, laser tag, speed dating and Legos ... everything a fan could want, with the added bonus of lots of chicks in gold bikinis.
We’re halfway through August already, and what a busy month it’s been. So I thought I'd discuss some of the important LGBT news from the past couple of weeks. I see these smaller victories as hope for the future of our LGBT community and all Americans.first openly lesbian woman was appointed to the rank of brigadier general. Hoo-ya! Who would have ever thought that would possible so soon after the fall of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?
Then, I read an interview with a lesbian Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in the September issue of Curve Magazine. Sergeant Patterson is quick to point out that "…the military is still not exactly a gay-friendly environment," and, "anti-gay slurs are pretty constant…" Also, we’ll note that the end of DADT has nothing to do with the Equal Opportunity Policy in the military, which still doesn’t include discrimination based upon sexual orientation. Sadly, even the general still isn’t fully protected. But the fact that she’s a lesbian didn’t prevent her promotion, and that, my friends, is progress.
The dream is conveying an important element of your self-identity and that is your untapped creativity. The mouth is connected to life forces and energy. The throat symbolizes conception and is linked to the Muse of Poetry. Hair represents energy too, also magical power.
So let’s put all of these symbols and connections together. Dream Momma believes you are in the process of pulling up your creative life force, which of course, is never-ending. The dream is telling you there is a great deal of unconscious energy about this as you don’t stop or slow down. The number 24 is a lucky number so she also believes you will eventually succeed in your goal that may be connected to poetry in some fashion.
Dream Momma, aka Velva Lee Heraty
Author, “The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer: A How-to, Hands-on, Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding Your Dreams” (Coming soon)
When you conjure up images of European medieval woodland landscapes, as depicted in fairy tales and hero's adventures, the scenery is often an iconic archetype. The mosaic of images probably contains languidly moving brooks flanked by dense arboreal vistas and most certainly there is a vibrant lush green carpet stretching in all directions on the forest floor. This expansive and luxuriant green blanket is composed of an interwoven series of a singular and amazing plant; moss.