Tag Archives: growth

January 20

Vindicated

While the idea of revenge may seem like a gratifying choice, it’s rarely the wisest one. A reflection on my struggle with it.

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Splintered

In late April 2015, I watched as Baltimore erupted in riots and protests following the death of Freddie Gray. Like Ferguson the year before, the images caught the rapt attention of the American public. By the time the uprising in Baltimore occurred I’d learned that knee-jerk, intense reactions didn’t serve my interest or those of […]

November 14

Happiness NOW

Life is a drink and love’s a drug…Coldplay, ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ I stood in the Costco parking lot early in the evening on Wednesday, November 1st, loading a box full of bulk items into the back of my SUV. Once everything was secure I slammed the door, the flags of the US and Tanzania […]

May 13

Do You Really Want It: On Stagnation and Laziness

Today I share an excerpt of my life and how I am learning to deal with a character flaw.

March 09

Gettin’ Grown: A Retrospect on My Hip-Hop Fandom

The nineteenth anniversary of the slaying of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace led me to reflect on my relationship with the genre that has lionized him in death.