As many of you out there can relate, it was absolutely gut-wrenching to hear about the tragic news of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna (Gigi) and the other individuals who lives were lost in the helicopter crash yesterday. I’m just one of the millions of people around the world who is trying to make sense of why stuff like this happens to the best of us. It just goes to show that life isn’t promised tomorrow. Dream big. Forgive. Love harder. Go after what you want. Can it be any more crystal clear that procrastination is the thief of time and we have so little of it on this Earth?Continue reading “A Perspective on NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and His Daughter Gianna (RIP)”
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Even though we’ve made great strides history when it comes to completely abolishing racism, bigotry, and YES, slavery—which unbelievably continues to exist in this day and age, there’s insurmountable evidence that we have so much work left to do. I want to thank you Dr. King for your dedication and sacrifice to help humanity continue to rise and inspire the next generation of people for the greater good. It is truly up to us to set an example as greatly as possible so that our children won’t be lost.
In honor of MLK Day, I took some time and effort to share some of my favorite full-color photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in hopes of inspiring some of you out there to not only do better for our own lives, but as well as for our loved ones and the less fortunate. I hope you enjoy.Continue reading “MLK Day 2020: 15 Unforgettable Full-Color Pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. (Updated)”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an escapable network of mutuality… whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Continue reading “Happy Birthday To The Late, Great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Happy New Year friends and family! I hope you brought in 2020 with abundant energy and positive thoughts. As I read over some of the posts left by my friends, family members and inspirational people that I follow on my social media platforms, I noticed there was a common theme. We all want better health, lucrative opportunities, increased prosperity, world travel, more quality time spent with our loved ones… and then there’s still YOU.Continue reading “Happy New Year 2020: We All Want More, But What Is It That You DON'T want?”
What’s up good people?! Give yourself a few minutes from Christmas shopping and check out this video, in which I’m very grateful to share with you here on my blog. My video, “Harlemwood Studios Profile: Ralph Gilmore on Boxing and Life,” which was brilliantly filmed and produced by Kasaun Henry, founder of the film production company, Harlemwood Studios.Continue reading “Boxing Fitness Motivation Video | Harlemwood Studios Profile: Ralph Gilmore on Boxing and Life”
Happy Cyber Monday good people! I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. I also hope that you survived some of the chaos that comes with hunting down bargains on Black Friday. I know it’s after midnight and Cyber Monday it’s officially over—at least, for some of us. I want to let you in on some great news though. As you can see in the featured photo on this post, I’m offering a 40% off sale on all graphic tees available at the online store of my website: orangemoonwerks.com. The sale began on Black Friday and will extend through Cyber Monday until midnight on December 4, 2019.Continue reading “Cyber Monday Motivation: Dress Up Your Chest With One Of These Awesome Graphic Tees”
Hey everyone, Ralph “The Perennial Aesthete” is here and thank you for joining me today. I hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween as well. Now, let’s get down to business. I have to admit that I wasn’t initially crazy about a standalone ‘Joker’ movie. My immediate reaction to the first trailer to the film was, “come on Warner Bros. Just do a damn Batman movie!” I thought it was a desperate attempt to do something different; however, I had a change of heart after the next trailer and the early, positive buzz that was surrounding the movie before it’s official release.Continue reading “Movie Review: Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ is a Brutal Portrayal of Mental Illness”
If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect anyone else to believe in you? Let me repeat that. If you don’t BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, how do you expect anyone else to BELIEVE IN YOU?Continue reading “Mind Over Matter: The One True Key To Pursuing Your Passion and Purpose”
Hi everyone, Ralph here. It’s been a minute since I wrote my last post. I made a promise to myself and as well as to the rest of you that I will be a little more consistent. As an entrepreneur, I wear many hats. It’s hard work and it takes a substantial amount of energy, discipline and dedication, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. With my artistic skills, my creative writing, my photographic vantage points and as well as my passion for boxing and fitness, I aim to inspire not just the people in my community, but as well as individuals in the far reaches of the world. That was my main goal when I first created this blog. With that being said, let me discuss the main subject matter at hand.Continue reading “I Remember the Day… 9/11: My Unique Perspective From 18 Years Ago”