Day 79, another beautiful day here in Buffalo and another day of thanks for all of the mercies bestowed. Today, I was feeling like hearing some throwbacks from the 70’s and 80’s, and for some reason, “Loving You,” kept playing over and over in my head, so I had to touch it, although its not Grammy related, but surely Grammy-worthy. Nonetheless, the real lesson today is about gratitude and love.

Minnie Riperton. I don’t need to elaborate much further, for if you watch and listen to the song above, that is her signature song and voice, to which no one should be unfamiliar with. She transitioned from an earthly angel to a perfect angel at the age of 31, but left us a wonderful catalogue to cherish. Thank you Minnie! If you haven’t seen the mini-documentary on TV1 Unsung, its definitely worth watching, but very sad. I ask you all to appreciate those near and dear and repair what is broken with loved ones immediately, with all pride aside.

STEVIE WONDERS Tribute SongPerfect Angel


About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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