Reminiscing

  Last week, my favorite podcast, Behind the Bastards, started a five part crossover series with the Hood Politics podcast on the crack epidemic and the Iran-Contra scandal. Listening to it takes me back to that time.   Throughout the 1980s in the early 1990s, there were two questions I frequently heard the adults pose: […]

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Ugly

God don’t like ugly. I frequently heard my Grandma use this phrase in my youth. A cherished throughout the South, my Grandma used it as a warning and a chastisement. It was a warning to be mindful of how I talked to, interacted, and treated my fellow humans. It just wasn’t acceptable to be vile […]

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Everything Is Fine

A few days ago, I went into my company’s Midtown Manhattan office for a team lunch. I work most of the time remotely but enjoy switching up my schedule and connecting with my team face-to-face.  However, as soon as I stepped out of Grand Central that morning, I was hugged by a thick blanket of […]

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