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clean as a bone

“You want to write a sentence as clean as a bone.”

We are not far removed from the 30th anniversary of the death of writer James Baldwin, who died from stomach cancer in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France on December 1, 1987. 683 more words



This is not a record review… 

Anger, he smiles,
Towering in shiny metallic purple armour
Queen Jealousy, envy waits behind him
Her fiery green… 607 more words

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Redhead Record Review - Vol. 6

Our featured redhead is Malcolm X. Born Malcolm Little, in his early years he was known as “Detroit Red” because of the reddish hair he inherited from his maternal grandfather who was of Scottish descent. 2,269 more words

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I drew inspiration, and borrowed theme and structure, from one of my literary heroes. Part One is Langston Hughes’ famous poem, with its enduring image of a raisin in the sun. 113 more words


It's not what you think

Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone. 1,646 more words


poison21 reblogged this on Four Square Miles of Noise and commented:

Re-blogging this thoughtful and poignant essay. It is also incredibly sad. One phrase was especially haunting, "...it’s really about depression and cynicism. Those two go hand-in-hand, along with their nasty little sister, anxiety. When the three of them get going, they just eat hope as quickly as it can be summoned."

Depression - WPP

I’m depressed

’cause I have

White People Problems

Depressed is our word for the blues

But it don’t have 12 bars

and it ain’t in B flat… 9 more words


Culture of One

A recent post, Cultural Osmosis, by WSW, World Surfing Warrior, got me thinking about how people from different cultures connect. Culture consists of so many components, large and small, some so small they may seem insignificant and superficial, but I would advise you not to blink. 1,157 more words