The news is official. Michael Jackson is no longer with us. I'm shocked, anxious and shocked.  I actually need the night to absorb the news and have something clear to say.  However, I will leave you with this: Off the Wall is my all-time favorite Jackson single.  Off the Wall completely opened my door to Michael and I will love him forever for that song.  It was honest, melancholy, wise, accesible, haunting and a bit upbeat.  No matter how turbulent and complicated Michael's life became his talent, particularly his early talent, remains unmatched and deserves the highest praise.

Until tomorrow...

Keith Josef Adkins is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and social commentator.