Supersonic

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I always dreamed I would end up in Seattle somehow. In the early 90s, I fell in love with the idea of going to the …

Short Notes: A Family Thing

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You probably wouldn’t know it from the lack of information I’ve shared about my actual family, but I come from a single-mother household with one …

Against All Odds

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Today will mostly be remembered for 2Pac Shakur’s birthday. The once and still prolific MC carried on a legendary life, evidenced by his persistent legacy …

Open Thread: Thankful

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My favorite Thanksgiving traditions involve my younger brother and cousin eating pernil (pork) from Mom’s awesome cooking, drinking tons of soda, playing NBA 2Ksomething, or …

All For Naught

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It bothers me that the children of immigrants can so blatantly show disrespect to present day immigrants. Let me give a little backdrop. I was …

Younger, But Not Little

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I love my brother.The herb’s birthday was on St. Patrick’s Day, and yet, another year passes and I couldn’t celebrate with him personally. He’s making …

Our Father

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I wasn’t supposed to write tonight, but I’m moved again.Excuse me for getting a little too personal, but over the last week, I’ve noticed the …

In Love With Two Women

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A few weekends ago, I went to AnnMary’s crib, where I got to see Ray and my godson, Josiah. He’s a little browner now (as …

On the 1st Day of Christmas …

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I got a gift from my stepfather. It’s weird because frankly I don’t expect anything from him and never have, but indeed I have this …