Just came in from Abebooks.com

If this is your first time hearing about Abebooks.com, then it’s time to familiarize yourself with them. People they are PHAT! The selection at Abebooks is vast, their delivery time is better than Pizza Hut in the hood and they’re RIDONKULOUSLY CHEAP. Yeah they’re used, but it’s a book for crying out loud. It’s not like you have to wear it!

Anyhow, ‘OnceUponAde’ has a little more writing to do in addition to some design work in photoshop and then it’s on to ‘1421 The Year China Discovered America‘ written by Gavin Menzies.

I heard phenomenal things about this 600 page monster.



I Sigh As There Are No More Pages Left To Read

I have said it before, but I’ll say it again. There is a subtle, brief period of sorrow after fully completing a book. In my opinion, reading a book takes a level of commitment to the material within. Just like men and woman risks their hearts in new relationship endeavors, you risk your time and emotions in chancing a new book. The odds of finding a good ‘read’ or ‘partner’ aren’t always in our favor.



Gang Leader For A Day

by Sudhir Venkatesh

A risk well taken. Great read.



Box office hits.

Designed by Ade`

Designed by Ade`


If ‘entanglement, incomprehensiveness, tragedy and misfortune ’ were all movies, then the theaters would be filled with box office hits.

So let’s begin with the February 8th movie, called The Crimean Crisis, which looked poised to continue it’s reign as the number one most talked about dilemma, until the Mysterious Disappearance hit theaters on March 8th. A movie about the bewildering plight of a Malaysian airliner which vanished off of the radar somewhere between the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea. For approximately five weeks tickets were sold out, as the film highlighted laborious searches at sea, taking place both day and night. The film did a marvelous job of capturing the emotions back on land, where family members cried out and pleaded for explanations.

Soon after, Sewol, a film about the unclear sinking of a South Korean ferry with hundreds of students stuck inside was released. Whenever innocent children are involved, emotions become an easy target, as was with the film, which captured audiences all around the world. Strangely, a Nigerian film, also involving children was released only a day after Sewol, called Bring Back Our Girls, however, this film received only a smattering of attention compared to Sewol.

It doesn’t take a monocle for us to see that current conditions in most parts of the world are tumultuous, which is why I love this Chinese Proverb title; Maybe So, Maybe Not. We’ll see.

 A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

A few days later, the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out, “Your horse has returned, and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

Later that week, the farmer’s son was trying to break one of the mares and she threw him to the ground, breaking his leg. The villagers cried, “Your son broke his leg, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

A few weeks later, soldiers from the national army marched through town, recruiting all the able-bodied boys for the army. They did not take the farmer’s son, still recovering from his injury. Friends shouted, “Your boy is spared, what tremendous luck!” To which the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”

 The moral of this story, is, of course, that no event, in and of itself, can truly be judged as good or bad, lucky or unlucky, fortunate or unfortunate, but that only time will tell the whole story.


Check it! Who’s the Black Sheep, What’s the Black Sheep!

Offerings of a beautiful Monday to all who reside on the Western hemisphere. And for my acquaintances on the Eastern half, I hope your slumber is undisturbed.

Yes, I know the title has nothing to do with nothing, but just felt like quoting some ole school Black Sheep.

Okay, so regularly my mother and I read the ‘Daily Bread, Word and other spiritual literature in order to keep us guided through rough waters and for continued strength. It’s not unusual to find inspirational sayings, quotes and so on and so forth contained within.

Well yesterday, the Daily Bread had a sentence within it that read something like this: “When you forget yourself, you usually start doing something others will remember.” 

How awesome is that?

So now I know what needs to happen. A new brand of T-Shirt needs to flood the fashion circuits. Just an idea below, but I’m thinking something along these lines. A rough sketch created without a drawing tablet or sleep or my usual morning coffee, so be gentle.

Brand Ade`

An outline of ourselves with words to live by inside and around.

Opinions welcomed as always 😉


You must think if you wish to change your environment!

‘Use your situation no matter how bad, difficult or uncomfortable it may be, to achieve SUCCESS.  Think better to live better.’

If you follow this site and enjoy what is posted, then thank you so much. If you follow this site and have bought a copy of my short story, then I LOVE YOU. If this is your first time viewing the site, then I suggest that you click ‘follow’ at the top of the site and GO GET YO SELF A BOOK! Lol

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Once Upon Ade: Living Creative Portfolio displayed its first post on August 20, 2013. Since that day the site has been viewed over 1200 times. I don’t know about you but we are very happy with those numbers.

From here on out each post, image or story will continue to improve in clarity and be even more engaging for the reader. However, with that said the frequency of uploads and posts will decrease due to our steadfast focus on several other BEHEMOTH projects. And when I say BEHEMOTH, I mean HUGE. POTENTIAL GAME CHANGERS! Please pray that we are able to see these projects to the finish point.


Instead of daily updates and alerts, you can expect varying posts and uploads to be available on a weekly to bi-weekly basis.

Coming soon…

Short Stories

1.)    Panic at the Gate

2.)   42 (An interview with a soon to be released inmate) Inspired by the Herman                Wallace story.


1.)    42 – Oil Painting.

We ain't shavin...well hopefully we will be soon. haha.

We ain’t shavin…well hopefully we will be soon. haha.

 Thank you 🙂

Today’s message.

‘For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the world and lose his own soul’?

Tough not having things go our way.

Currently, things aren’t going the way I would like them to, however, during this time I am re-establishing my lost soul…creatively.

Hang in there people.