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Control The Dollar; Control The People

In 2016, Colin Kaepernick, the then Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began a public protest that would ultimately cost him his livelihood. At first glance, one could argue this isn’t a major deal. He is a multi-millionaire, young, and…

Attachments. Pain. Insecurities.

I am home from picking the boys up from their Nana’s house. My Love and I are going to watch another episode, or 3, of The Handmaids Tale and I am thinking about attachments, pain, insecurities and how all of…

I Want Habits

Today I’ve been thinking about habits — how we build them, how we continue to build them, how we use them, how they inform who we are. Without even being aware of it, our identities are steeped in the habits…

Bookstore Adventures

The day before yesterday I went to the bookstore and didn't purchase any books. I stood in line with 2 books: Heavy by Kiese Laymon and a collection of poetry by Pablo Neruda entitled, The Poetry of Pablo Neruda. I was…

the sun

today began weary with rain. i would describe the shades of gray; the cold of the rain; But something Happened.  the sun Happened.  the sun started painting against the gray like an abstract expressionist throwing colors at the day, spoiling…

KNOCK. KNOCK.

I am breaking.   A couple months ago, I started having intense pain in my chest, although pain isn’t how I would describe it.  It hurts, yes. But I would call it a tightness -- a massive hand gripping my…

START

Don't overthink the start.  Simply start.  Start simple.  Perfection is overrated.  When we do the thing to completion consistently, we get closer to perfection.  So the question isn't if perfection is attainable.  The question is are we willing to put…

Pause

The Pause i just as, if not more, important than the action.  I am reminded of the quote from Abraham Lincoln: "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe."…

What Do I Have To Lose?

It is amazing how skilled I am at talking myself out of pursuing my passion.  I am passionate about ideas and creativity, so I thought it would be great to offer my capacity for generating and developing ideas to the…

Emotions

Emotions are simple.  Simple is not the same as easy.  I learned today how ill equipped I am at working through and handling my emotions.  My Love started to question me bout how I was feeling today and I could feel…

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