NEW RELEASE: ‘AFTER THE FIRE’ (THE SHORTS #10)

It’s been a minute since I’ve released anything, but the mind never rests even when the pen does. This Short is inspired by the times we’re living through right now. It’s a small peek into what’s happening in my psyche, and maybe yours, where suddenly it feels like the battle lines that are being drawn […]

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READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 24

One of my pastimes is figuring out how people became who they are. I sometimes idly wonder about an average person I might meet–their parents, their home life, whether they were hugged, and loved, berated or made to feel ashamed. I wonder if they read a lot, and were curious about the world, heard parents […]

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READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 22

Could a child go missing and people simply not notice? Most of us would tend to say not. But shockingly, it’s not that uncommon, and not just in cases where the child in question is a toddler. In different cities around the country, there were cases of young Black girls simply … not showing up […]

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READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 20

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon My rating: 5 of 5 stars I always feel awful giving star ratings to people’s memoirs. I mean, how do you critique someone’s journal? This one is part of a pile of books I have, that I buy automatically because it is acclaimed and purports to illustrate something […]

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