For me, finding faith wasn't a one-shot religious experience. It didn't happen because of childhood teachings or a soul-seeking trip to the mountains of Bali. It was more a messy, slip-shod type of enlightenment.
Giuseppe Falco pulls a chair up to the table and pours himself a cup of coffee. Pachanga Patterson, his Mexican restaurant with a New York accent, doesn't open until evening, but his day starts at 10 a.m., and he'll be around until at least 8.
Vesta Williams was one of the greatest singers in R&B and music, period. And I was lucky enough to call her a friend. Her voice is now silenced but her drive and passion live on forever in her music and videos.