Culture

August 20 2014

A Black Boy is Dead

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There are two of me this morning. One of me is sitting in a coffee shop in my favorite neighborhood in Seattle, enjoying the last and precious days of a glorious summer vacation. Honestly, it's …

That Time We Walked Out Of a Church Service

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I’m not the protesting kind, the find-a-cause-and-fight-for-it kind, or the poster-making party kind.  Even though I love a good rhyme, I'm not even the pithy political chant creating kind. No, I prefer to be more …

Family

August 19 2014

It’s okay

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The night before we left for training I laid in bed and bawled. My best friend had come over that evening and we had caught up on one of our favorite guilty pleasure shows, MST3King it, …

The Gospel According to Bono

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In a tiny room tucked just under the stairs in our house on Brooklyn Street, my dad wrote all his sermons. The room was close and tidy, a veritable stock room of miscellaneous office supplies …

Contemplating Caskets and Disco Balls

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Earlier in the summer, I had a health scare that culminated in a biopsy. A nurse held my hand. She took off her misty glasses. "I'm sorry you are facing this." She must have known …

Culture

August 15 2014

A Name

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“You know, I heard that Dwayne Johnson approached producers to play this role, because he’s always loved the story of Hercules.” The trailer for the upcoming film, Hercules, starring former professional wrestler The Rock, was flashing …

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