Saturday, December 22, 2007

WOW Party Tonight with Larry Tee at Galapagos / Brooklyn

Every Saturday at Galapagos Larry Tee, Kevin Graves, Earl Dax, and Tobell von Cartier bring you the funnest new party in NYC!!!

This week special appearance by Bad Brilliance and performance from Tobell.

$5 or free if you RSVP to



Thursday, December 20, 2007

24th Annual Market Place Festival at Reeves Center THIS WEEKEND

The 24th Annual Market Place Festival & Health Fair (formerly the African American Holiday Expo) will take place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, 22 - 23 December 2007, at the Reeves Center from 10 am until 6 pm each day.

AAHA's MarketPlace Festival and Health Fair, serves as an example of Umoja, the Kwanzaa principle of cooperative economics, where the slogan, "For the Most Positive Holidays Ever - Spend Your Money Where it Counts" has been demonstrated annually.

The Reeves Center is located at 14th and U Streets, in NW WDC.

My first of several 2008 calendars available at Cafe Press

The first of several that I will create, this particular 2008 calendar features images taken in WDC, NYC and South Florida ... with the exception of that depicted for the month of December which was taken in December 2006, each month is represented by an image taken during the corresponding month, one year before, in 2007.

My current two stores at Cafe Press are Elvert Xavier Barnes Creations and Elvert Barnes Washingtoniana.

Hopefully, by the first of the year, they will be pretty much all set up.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Harold Flagg's WWII Memoir "GI Odyssey"

Author Harold Flagg's of Fort Lauderdale FL, a traveller and sometimes tourism consultant, recently has had his second book published through Xlibris, a self publishing divison of Randon House Inc.

A military auto-biography, GI Odyssey: World War II Memoir/Novella is a highly enjoyable tour de force about a teenager’s coming-of-age during World War II.

Harry “Harold Flagg” Bandera writes his story in third person and uses mental time travel to depict life on an Ohio farm, sightseeing in Paris, skiing in Switzerland, meeting English cousins by the dozens, earning a university degree, and surviving $90,000 worth of cancer treatments—all on Uncle Sam’s tab.

Come, crawl between the sheets, and read how it all went down.

Here are exceprts from the book.

Though Flagg has all but recovered from his recent bout with cancer, last spring, in observance of the Silver Anniversary of Conch Republic Independence Day Celebration, he joined many for a National Endowment of the Arts bus ride from Fort Lauderdale to Key West for a lunch, lecture and tour of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.

Flagg's writing style is similar that of Hemingway.

When communicating with Flagg, by email, seldom does he not speak of and reminisce about Paris. A city and country that he 'longs for' ... and soon hopes to revisit.

Currently available through Xlibris, within a few weeks Harold Flagg's GI Odyssey: World War II Memoir/Novella may also be purchased from, Barnes&Noble and

His first book "Affordable LuxuriesCaviar Living on a Tuna Diet" is available at, World Retail Store, and MSN Shopping.