Muhammad Ali
January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016

We all could only hope to inspire those around us the way he inspired the world. Muhammad Ali gave great life lessons through out his life and career. He was a pioneer about affirming who you are before people actually understood what affirmations were all about. He said “I Am The Greatest!”

Not only did he say, but he believed it and he put the work in to prove he was exactly who he said he was. There are many lessons to the learn through the life of this athlete and activist.

Here are 10 quotes/lessons that you can apply:

“What you are thinking is what you’re becoming” `Muhammad Ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” ~Muhammad Ali

“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you”~Muhammad Ali

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill”  ~Muhammad Ali

“Its the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” ~Muhammad Ali

“The more we help others, the more we help ourselves.” ~Muhammad Ali

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it” ~Muhammad Ali

” I don’t have to be what anyone else wants me to be. I am free to be who I want to be” ~Muhammad Ali

“It’s the lace of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself” ~Muhammad Ali

“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right”

There are many more quotes and lessons that Mr. Ali has left us with. Share your favorites with us.


Ali gives his recipe for life….what he would like people to think about him when he is gone…

Meet our style muse Jermaine Gibbs. A talented, humble, philanthropic well dressed man.


DesJG3cribe your personal style.

Trendsetter. Comfortable.

Who or what helped cultivate your overall style?

Looking at various fashions.

What’s a staple item that you can’t leave home without?

Belt and a wife beater.

When wearing a tie, which style knot do you prefer?

Double Windsor

What’s one of your favorite places to shop?


Do you have a signature fragrance?

Tom Ford

What 3 things do you feel a man must have in his wardrobe.

Tailored suit, leather bottom dress shoes, good pair of sneakers (tennis shoes)

What intrigues you most about a woman’s style?

Her shoes

What makes a woman sexy?

The way she dresses.

If you could be a superhero, which one would you be?


What’s your preference cognac, vodka or bourbon?


Favorite Bond (007): Daniel Craig, Sean Connery or Pierce Brosman?

Sean Connery

Scarface or The Godfather?



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Masturbation, the act of touching oneself to produce a favorable feeling in the groin area.  Usually accompanied by some sort of mental, visual, or audio stimulation to assist in reaching climax.

What better way to get in touch with yourself and your senses than to engage in a very natural, healthy and pleasurable act.

Happy National Masturbation Month!

Enjoy these articles discussing this pleasurable month…




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Thoughts become words, words become stories, stories bound into books, books become hours of discovery into worlds and minds. Some easy to understand, others needing to be dissected one word, phrase, line, sentence at a time to discover it’s meaning.  The life of a logophile and bibliophile is filled with the love of language and literature, reading and writing, a love affair with words. To think back on some of the best time that I have spent alone in life, words and books have always played a part. My first form of meditating and visioning happened inside the walls of libraries and inside the pages of books.  Inside the wall of the Enoch Pratt Library is where I fell in love with not just books and words but architecture and peaceful silence. When traveling one of the things I love to visit are libraries.

As a native of Baltimore it’s nice to know that one of the libraries that others recognize around the world is housed here in our city, The George Peabody Library.  CNN released a video sharing some of the world’s most exquisite libraries and the Baltimore Charm made the list. Not only did it make CNNs list but it has made the list of several pieces that highlight beautiful libraries around the world. Here are just a few….libraries definitely take you beyond words.

Photo Credit: Jeff Lee

George Peabody Library photo by Jeff Lee




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