Ermias Asghedom

Also known as Nipsy Hussel . He was great spirit with foresight and vision.

He had a premonition to look ahead of today and point a generation of listeners to a different tomorrow.

I found this article about the man behind the scope of entertainment on NBC news. It mentioned his dream of expanding clothing and technology to new beginnings for our culture.

Changing the way we see health and healing and opening our eyes to bigger ideas for our communities.

I wanted to know more about the path he was taking. Following him on social media I wouldn’t have known how impressive his mindset was.

I am now enlightened.

Saddened by the length of his journey I pray his walk isn’t forgotten. That his legacy his lives on in his three children and his fiance Lauren London.

Peace be with us on this day March 31st 2019.

Xoxo Kandee

C L Cunningham

Photo credit Nispey Hussel instagram and photographer Awol Erizku


Having the ability to switch from intellectual hogwash to an emotional mud fight in a split second is no easy feat. What’s even more amazing is that everyone does it. Growing up I was taught that certain traits are feminine or masculine. 

I’m beginning to see that most of those gender rules are wrong.

Everyone hurts. Everyone cries. Everyone has emotions. Everyone has intellect. One gender isn’t better than the other. Centuries of wasted propaganda. Keeping the divide alive between the sexes. Keeping the confused in a state of confusion. Branding the lies with posters and media coverage. 

  Looking through a telescope of information for guidance. Searching for answers for the future. When I am the person who decides what my future is. I keep reaching out but maybe I should just keep looking upwards.

My daily heroes are regular people. The family that helps the community. The man who opened the door me. The teenager who carried bags for me. The unique way of being a blessing when there’s nothing to give. Reaching inside and sharing a piece of oneself. These things are priceless. 

I’m acknowledging that I could not survive alone in California. 

My decision to come here wasn’t planned out correctly.

It’s been a hard pill to swallow. 

Thankful is an understatement when it comes together with my gratitude for all the things that have helped us succeed here.

I plan to explore more. Complain less and put my best foot forward.

C.L Cunningham 

Hoping for days filled with adventure this winter season

Art Army

Dog day

The phrase dog days usually means hot days of summer. Well we came cross some form of a dog day today.

Got up this morning with a smile on my face. Went to a CVS pharmacy to grab some trash bags for packing. Not the fanciest form of luggage but you do what you gotta do.

Since I was actually looking forward to moving out of the hotel I felt at ease. Me and the boys decided swim. We hadn’t gone swimming all summer so it was good to enjoy the moment.

Some guys show up for the ex. They just so happen to be our ride to the Amtrak train station. We load up everything we brought. Dogs included. We arrive at the station early. Found out that the train doesn’t allow plastic bags or dogs. 

Go figure.

I start to scramble to fit things from the plastic bags into luggage. Trying to find homes for both dogs becomes the real struggle. Diamond the pit puppy finds a home instantly. Kaydon the mixed breed couldn’t find a home. There was a nice lady calling her friend to see if he could stay.

I pray everything went well. 

Once again trip California has brought us to our knees. If I was keeping a tally Cali definitely won for the worst stuff that can happen in a matter of months. But just like this train we keep pressing on. With heat in the chest and dogs gone like the wind. Today is what it is.

I have no clue how tomorrow is gonna turn out. I’m not sure if it’s important to know. Or even anticipate it. It’s truly not worth the trouble to think about it. 

I’m feeling the vibration of this train. Letting life run it’s course and feeling peace deeper than anything that I’ve ever felt before.

C. L Cunningham 

Dedicating this post to the dogs  🐶 they will be missed. 



Traveling roads unknown 

Trying to find a place to call home.

Saturday afternoon and we’re on our way. Had a mini meltdown because we had to leave a few things behind.  

Ended up being less than I thought because my imitating self came out. 


Got over that hump and the meeting of the puppies. Now heading on the road. 

Seeing some cool stuff and the funniest signs in a town called Bravo.


C. L Cunningham 


I did it

I made a blog post a while back 5 things to do before the end of the year. 

I have currently completed 3 of those things. Can I get a whoo hoo!

Today I did Runyon Canyon. It was a breezy 90 something degrees. My cell phone decided not to work as soon as I got to Union Station (go figure) making me have to find alternative transportation. 

I asked the universe for a cheaper ride and once again it answered. I got a $7 ride there and back instead of a potential  $14 to $30 taking the metro underground train.

I had to walk 30 mins there and back instead. 

Which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. By walking instead of riding I was able to fulfil a request from my sister in Nebraska. She asked me to get a picture of her favorite group of all times Hollywood walk of fame star.

Wish granted! And I found my childhood favorite group too. New kids on the block 😂.  

All in all the day turned out great. I’m a bit sore and achy. Plus I still have a train ride and bus to catch. But I won’t complain about it because I have no complaints. 

C. L Cunningham 

Wishing you all Peace and Blessings 🌻 Namaste 

Oh Tuesday 

Tuesday dear Tuesday, 

Why has thou forsaken me?

So its 7:41 am

I woke up with hope on my mind. 

Yesterday I took my normal commute only to find that the next 2 buses that I needed would not be coming. (Insert shock and awe 😰) 

Oh yes, the bus drivers decided to strike. I know. I can’t believe it either. 

Considering this is literally like the 6th time,this year my patience is a bit low right now. 

Scrabbling to figure out how to save my job and any hopes of having a place of our own. I look for secondary options. 

I’m down to getting a lyft for tomorrow and maybe even the rest of the week. 

I’m normally down for a good cause, but if I can be Frank and today I will be. I’m a little peeved at this whole trip to California. I’m not giving up on it yet though. There’s still hope that things will get better here.

Since I have another unexpected day off I guess I’ll enjoy it. There’s no use crying over spilled milk. 

C. L Cunningham 

Positively pushing forward 


5 things to do before the end of the year

The summer is disappearing fast and fall will be quickly approaching. I’m setting out to make the best of what is left of this year and my time here in California. 

I made a small bucket list with some things I would like to accomplish before 2017 has become a faded memory and 2018 appears with a new start. 

  1. Go on a hike. I’ve said to myself at least three times that I was going to hike Runyon Canyon so I put it first on my list this way, I might actually get motivated enough to do it…finally.
  2. Gain 10 pounds. A lot of folks would say they have the opposite problem. But unfortunately for me my weight loss has been extreme. And the need for a few more pounds to feel like my old self again is wanted. 
  3. Take a dance class. My love for dance has been instilled in me since I was a wee bit child. And I want to return back to that love as soon as possible. Even though I practice dance at home from time to time I  really want to vist the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in LA while I’m still here. 
  4. Find a California partner in crime. I moved to Cali in November and I STILL am in need of a fly by the seat of your pants wing man or woman to go on adventures with. 
  5. Learn more Spanish. I used to be pretty good at speaking Spanish but I must have fell into the use it or lose it pile of my memory bank and I forgot a lot of the language. So my goal is to learn more conversational skills.          

Well here it is. 

My list is finished and now it’s looking like a set of goals. 

What fun things would you like to do before the end of the year? Think about it and maybe write them down. I  will be writing about my adventures when I finally complete them and hopefully they will be as awesome to complete as I hope they will be.

C. L Cunningham 

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