We Meet Again
It’s been awhile since I’ve written something of any substance. Well, I did write some standup material but that’s a whole other issue. I have tons of excuses for why I haven’t written anything, but I forgot that the reason I loved writing in the first place was because it allowed me to be myself. I was able to write about anything I wanted without feeling judged or feeling...
If what they say is ‘Nothing is forever’ then what makes love the...– Andre Lauren Benjamin
Loose thoughts: Part One
I’m in love with this girl I tell her all the time, but she thinks I’m joking She doesn’t know that I’m Clint Eastwood
Here’s my tattoo in the flesh
"My aunt said my skin too clean to mark it up..."
My family is staunchly against tattoos. I have a lot of female cousins with tattoos and there’s a permanent recording in my head of both my mother and my grandmother’s response to their body art. Look at you with those tattoos. Don’t you know your body is temple given to you from God. So, even I’m still shocked that I actually got a tattoo, because at some point I’m bound to hear the outrage of my...
Grades in correlation to sex life
This idea came from my good friend Martell Burleson. If you’re getting A’s, you’re abstinent If you’re getting B’s, you’re barely getting any If you’re getting C’s, you’re getting cutty If you’re getting D’s, you’re doing it daily If you’re getting F’s, you’re … too much P.S. Obviously this...
My pen is an artery, my heart is a fountain– Jay Electronica
A Man without a Nation: Identity Part Duex
In the process of writing this, I’m also watching Catch Me If You Can which is slightly ironic because the movie revolves around a con artist who assumes several “identities” throughout the film. I have written before that identity is a vague term. I wonder sometimes if I know what my own identity is. While that is subject to debate, I do know that if at some point I’m ever my fully realized...
5 things I identify myself as
In the spirit of talking about identity here are the five things I definitely consider myself as being: 1. Black/ African-American/Whatever: I’m Black and I’m proud, just like James Brown. While I feel that I can politic with anybody of any background, I really love being Black, even though it comes with some setbacks. I guess in my crazy head, I see it as a challenge to do better...
Who I am
Note: This isn’t a fully formed idea, it’s without an ending, so if you have anything to add to the conversation, be my guest Identity is a vague idea, isn’t it? Each and every person has their own identity, but how does one obtain this identity? In a class I took this past quarter, my instructor talked a lot about narratives of self and identity and one we discussed was how the...
I'm here now
It’s been a long time since I wrote something of any significance, so I might be a little rusty. It doesn’t help that I’m also currently watching Adult Swim and it’s almost 3 a.m. With this blog, I really want to create or at least hedge a path, to my own writing style. When I first began writing in an official capacity, I was doing it as reporter for my college newspaper...