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This is not a post about Ferguson. It’s not a post about ongoing Black oppression in White America. It’s not a post about how racism isn’t dead. I don’t write about that stuff. I don’t even talk about it, really.

Too. Much. Stimulation.

From childhood through my early college years, I was shy. Extremely shy. Painfully shy. A lot of people use “shy” and “introverted” interchangeably. I think I’m a prime example of why that doesn’t work. I honestly can’t tell you how I did it, but I finally shed my shyness when I moved halfway across the […]

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Musical genres and their respective stigmas tend to define their fans, for better or for worse. I love reggae, and I always have; it’s a huge part of my daily life and it goes deeper than the proverbial good vibes. If you can relate, this post is for you. 10 Reggae Songs to Release Your Inner Irie Could you be […]

I’ve recently – in the past week – come to the conclusion that missions are an interesting phenomena. They illuminate how a person or group views themselves, while simultaneously suggesting how said person or group should be judged. For instance, by creating a mission statement, I’m not only saying “here are my values; this is […]

It’s been one of those days, I guess. You know what I mean, the kind that starts out beautiful and full of promise, only to end in the tragic monotony of everything you’ve ever known. A cascade of drudgery. But in the midst of it all, you crossed my mind. Suddenly and inexplicably. Inescapably. No […]

1. Stock up for the pre-game 2. Mix anything and everything 3. Check the time and rally the troops 4. Hit the bar for 80s night 5. Make new friends and dance all night 6. Find out there’s a late-late bar around the corner 7. Repeat step 5. 8. Race against last call 9. Somehow hail […]

Last night was awesome. I got to sit in a quiet neighborhood restaurant, people-watching passersby and fellow diners, while finally finding some inspiration to write. Then, a drugged-up junkie came bursting into the restaurant, ranting and raving about a missing cell phone. The manager literally had to shove her outside as she threatened him and […]

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