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The Origin Story

I feel like to launch into a venture like this requires at least SOME background into where I’ve come from in writing. It might help to know that, to a certain extent, I have already been at this for a while. 800 more words


My Daughter, My Son

I’ve done quite a bit of writing and speaking, although much hasn’t been posted to the blog recently.  Check out my essay, published today on The Seventy Four (the74million.org).   96 more words

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"Lest Observation Become Racism"

When I was younger, my parents lived in an apartment in one of the more unfortunate parts of New York City. The place was a decrepit fifth floor walk up in a heavily minority (read, black) area with the usual pitfalls: limited space, shifty stoop dwelling characters who never seemed to be at work, constant noise, etc. 989 more words


Top Ten Reasons Everyone Should Travel

I’ve been a bit of a rolling stone

my entire life – moving 10 times before graduating high school and making a living as a professional photographer, which has taken me to almost 100 countries. 346 more words


Explaining my Tattoo to Kids of the Inner City

Working in a place where everyone and their 30-year-old grandma has a tattoo, it’s been an interesting experience trying to explain mine to them. I thought it was simple to understand. 323 more words

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Balcony sunsets

Cooling off during a long hot summer: Part II

I’m a morning person but in the summer my favourite time of day is post-sunset. My apartment becomes stifling between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. 1,415 more words

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Harassed on the Street | I Could Have Choked Him!

I don’t condone violence, but in certain instances, a woman has to defend herself.

I never got involved when the street harassment debate took over the Internet late last year. 869 more words

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