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When you take a moment and realize you are in a negative zone, what to do? Blog. So, hey. It’s been a minute. I was slouching like this, but got over it. Here’s what had happened was: Have you ever done something positive and the first thought that came to mind: No good deed goes unpunished. […]

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There are days when this is my situation: Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge / I’m trying not to lose my head / It’s like a jungle sometimes / It makes me wonder how I keep from goin’ under… The reactions to the current US presidential incoming have kept me wanting to […]

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I got up this morning with the expectation of having an 8am video conference call, but after checking my email at 5:30, I discovered that my student needed to reschedule. It was chilly and raining outside so I threw on this giant blue robe and wandered out to my workspace. I’ll just check my other tasks […]

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Sometimes the Mile seems so long … ‘The Green Mile’ had some fabulous lines and Wild Bill’s lament about not getting any cornbread wafted through my mind, along with the closing line about how long the Mile seems, as I walk-limped along Pine Street. What had happened was, I walked outside this morning, full of […]

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Have you ever been young and stupid? Boy, howdy have I. A thousand years ago, I was convinced I was unlovable. I had an associate who was a romance novel fanatic and all her machinations about the wonderful world of love made it worse. I convinced myself that I would find love. What I found […]

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I was grimy and needed a shower, but I took a moment’s pause: there was something satisfying about completing something, of being covered in the evidence of progress. Okay, so it’s not totally complete, but Phase One! Ah! If you’ve followed along with this project, you may recall that I mentioned a while ago that […]

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…used to have a complex, about gettin’ too complex … (Brown Skin Lady) and Knowledge of Self  is like life after death … (K.O.S. Determination) Both lines are from Black Star, the 1998 collaboration between Mos Def and Talib Kweli (find all the lyrics from all the songs on the album here). Feel free to call me Radio […]

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