COPE

On the phone today, my friend asks me, “How are you doing? Emotionally. We haven’t talked about that in a while.” There’s a silence while I think about it. Then I tell her I think I'm good, actually, and that I appreciate her asking. “Because,” I say, “Nobody’s asked me that in a while.” I... Continue Reading →

DEATH

"Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paw..." I've always been concerned with time. Killing it, saving it. Trying to catch it when it flies, wishing it'd fly when it drags. Etc, etc. Trying to save it 'cause it's money, but there ain't never enough of it. Time is such a double-edged sword. We look forward... Continue Reading →

ACTUALLY

Recently I got in a brief Twitter smackdown in a trending thread on the subject of celebrities who're #blackfamous. It's regrettable because Twitter smackdowns always are, and plus the thread was really enjoying itself, going full viral in good spirits, destined for success if only for a single dangling string: celebrities considered "blackfamous" presumes they're unknown... Continue Reading →

RIGHT

Social media is a great place to catch yourself saying stupid shit you chastise other people for saying -- if you're into catching yourself. Some of us are not. I've been on the receiving end of marginalized ire (rightfully) when I've (admittedly) appropriated a piece of culture or misused perhaps either optic or verbiage for... Continue Reading →

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