writer.singer.thinker.awesome.foodie.critic.lover.aquarius.humorist.observer.amazing.sexy. I taught high school, I did real estate, I sing, and I write.
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Both, and…

   Can I be both? Can I love Miles Davis and GUCCI Mane? Can I love TED talk videos and Worldstar videos? Can I love MyFitFoods and Mickey D’s? Facebook is peculiar. It’s like pulling all your business partners, family, friends, high school classmates, college buddies, work colleagues, and random strangers you meet along the … Continue reading

Reading Between the Lines: Black Lives and Political Posturing

I fully disagree with the growing trend that casts Democrats and Republicans as two sides of the same coin. It takes reading one book, one Google search, or even one thoughtful YouTube video to dispel that myth. But…I do think that Black Americans are in a peculiar sociopolitical situation. Black folks are angry; understandably so. And they … Continue reading

On Synergy and Our Collective Future

  “In the animal world we have seen that the vast majority of species live in societies, and that they find in association the best arms for the struggle for life: understood, of course, in its wide Darwinian sense — not as a struggle for the sheer means of existence, but as a struggle against all … Continue reading

The Good Public Schools Myth?

There is no denying that innovation, scientific breakthroughs, and thought-expanding literature has come from the minds of great thinkers and writers. Reading Illich, Shaw, Twain, Carlyle, Einstein, and even more contemporary thinkers like Carl Sagan, Sir Ken Robinson, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, there is another common thread among all these thinkers. They all were and are critical of schooling … Continue reading

Who We Are…

The natural and healthiest state of the body is one that is at physiological equilibrium, at peace. The natural and healthiest state of the mind is one that is at psychological equilibrium, at peace. The natural and healthiest state of water is one that is ph-balanced, at peace. The natural and healthiest state of the … Continue reading

Church Queens and Big Brothers

Gay men, I have noticed you doing this and must say something. I especially notice this in the church community for obvious reasons. We know there, it’s the most horrible thing to be gay. “But play that organ good, now!” If you have to constantly refer to these straight men in public and on FB … Continue reading

…distracted lives and loving Jesus.

Life matters to me. Therefore, I hurt at the loss of it, for the most part, regardless of the color of the victim or the perpetrator. It does sting though, when a black life is lost. People are outraged. It would seem that it hurts them more when a white person takes a black life. … Continue reading

Irony…A Stream of Consciousness

Black people complain about what white people did and are doing. Black person suggests ways to improve our lot, black people become apologists for black behavior and negative choices. Once again, I’m convinced that people are more obsessed with white oppression than concerned with black progression. Growth is painful, in body and mind. The solutions … Continue reading

Black Power…lessness

Anger is the weapon of powerlessness… I stopped talking about race issues a few years ago. I realized that there was no place for me. There’s no place for the moderate, the dissenter, or the middle. You’re either an Uncle Tom or your militant. There’s no gray matter. A curious inversion has happened in the … Continue reading

Amor vincit omnia

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
“I want love to conquer all. But love can’t conquer anything. It can’t do anything on its own. It relies on us to do the conquering on its behalf.” – David Levithan Most of my characters are hopeless romantics. Well, that’s how I’d go about defining them. Maybe they’re just…


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