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Free Spirit

The American independent spirit is being tested. On the day of the founding of the Land of the Free, 4th of July, we are asked not to celebrate with parades, big gatherings and fireworks. 284 more words


A poetic meditation on violence, revisited

Subtitle: A personal reflection on Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem”


Nearly 3 score and 10 years ago
(seems long ago),
Langston, a moral interlocutor, 253 more words

Personal Reflection

Presumption and folly

Revolutionary Road Front Cover, Vintage Books

No discipline will turn one man into another, even in the least particle, and such discipline I call presumption and folly…

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Donald Trump

I never thought I would write a blog post about Donald Trump. But he is such
a conundrum and there must be an explanation to why a raucous, fussy, 440 more words

Label Me This: Review of "Interior Chinatown"

Label Me This: Interior Chinatown tackles stereotypes, racial typecasting, & what it means to be American

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
Pantheon Books, January 2020 | $25.95 | 4 stars… 448 more words


the american

the american
is just that –
there will be a
familiar and always
faceless character
daring you to wake
up. set your own… 9 more words


NEWS: BLACKCAST - Premiere Music Video “The American Dream” via The Circle Pit

Blackcast, hailing from San Diego, California has a new single out, “The American Dream” complete with a video being premiered on The Circle Pit… 149 more words