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Fruitvale Station (2013) Film Review

The narrative deals with the life of 22 year-old San Francisco resident Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) focussing in on New Years eve 2008. We meet his friends and family as they prepare to celebrate but fate has other plans. 812 more words

Film Review

The Moral Universe - Self-Interest Well Understood

Okay, I do have to write about Alexis de Tocqueville again, so bear with me. You can blame him for being so wise in addressing issues that are universal and timeless and also for being so prophetic. 865 more words

Racial Violence

Blogging 101: Dream Reader

Blogging 101: Dream Reader

Today’s Assignment: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it.

Time to put your writing caps back on, and start honing your blogging focus. 1,528 more words

Blogging 101

Traumatic Death

During the summer, I had the pleasure of taking a course on confronting loss, grief, death, dying and bereavement at the Northwest campus of Indiana University. 939 more words

Fruitvale Station

This Is Not About Ferguson (But Could Be)

In April of 2008, at approximately 11:00 pm, a family of three was found slain in a house in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, across the street from a school where I had just spoken to middle schoolers about my writing career and the best paths to college. 1,673 more words

Just Because

Me Lady, Judge Thokozile Masipa, Needs Thicker Lens...

I have been trying to digest the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius trial. I must say the main protagonist, Oscar, deserves an Oscar for shamming remorse. 534 more words

What You Don't Want to Hear

I really, really, do not want to write this post. I have been procrastinating like mad all while my gut rips itself apart. Even as I type I feel another anxiety attack coming on because as much as I talk the talk about being willing to offend those you care about/for, walking the walk is sometimes hard, especially when you know what you have to say is going to stir up a monster shit storm all directed at you and probably lose you a few friends in the process. 708 more words

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