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Being the Gift… by Toneille Bent

My mother couldn’t contain her shock recently when, during the week of Halloween, which, as we all know, falls in the month of October, she began seeing ads that promoted Christmas deals and showed all of the images we associate with what has unfortunately become the biggest, most commercialized observance in our country.  I keep [...]

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Truth Is… Just Fine!by Toneille Bent

Funny how quickly life can change.  Funny how quickly life can change you.  Even funnier?  How long it takes to undo many of those changes that took a split second to challenge every aspect about your BEing. A month ago, I was told that I had to have a biopsy as a mammogram showed two [...]

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Divine Design – Kurt and Cici Richards by Toneille Bent

Imposing on artists in their creative process can prove risky, but my friends, artist/designer Kurt “iickomique” Richards and his partner in design and life, wife Cici, engaged me without hesitation in the midst of creating designs for their upcoming fashion show : The Project (Tulsa), which will benefit Asking for the Nations, a charity that [...]

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Arthur Thompson: Melding Music and Motivation

  Tulsan Arthur Thompson is best known as a drummer without comparison, having played with such noted musicians as Tom Braxton and the late Wayman Tisdale.  He’s calm, collected, and is as unassuming as he is talented, but he has immense passion. Arthur left Tulsa while in college on a bus headed for L.A., and [...]

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