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Maybe I could have handled it better…

A few years back when feeling “stuck” and unsupported in Springfield. My hometown. I spent a good part of my day literally running criminal elements (I have a much harsher word in mind) off our block corner. Men in their mid twenties to early thirties who moved in across the street and who were recruiting […]

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The Swiss are Right, Save the Lobster

OK, I’m for this law. And I happen to have a story that centers around a #Lobster, my #Stupidity and a Girl from #Switzerland I was trying to impress in High School. Back in the day, eating lobster was a sign of status. I had recently come into a little money, but I was only […]

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Reaching Inner-City Youth

I’m enrolling in a certification program, and they didn’t want my post-secondary transcripts, they wanted my HS transcripts. So I went to Commerce High yesterday. Everything has changed. Boy, now that I think on it, my class….and I won’t say which, was the last “free” class. No metal detectors, no cop on duty…these security firms […]

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I’m So Bloody Rude

I’m a bit of a snob, and very much a hypocrite when it comes to language. I like things to sound beautiful, even if that means I transgress on pronunciations and I become a bit of a jerk when it comes to people who pronounce words as if they’re in the throws of death. Maybe […]

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Angel of Instruction or Crazy Cat Lady?

When I was about 21, I was with my friend Mitch, doing some design work at Kinko’s in Cambridge. Back then it was very cramped and busy, and because it’s Massachusetts, a typical dreary and cold day. In walks a crazy cat lady and she was just a-talking. To herself mainly. She was working on […]

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The Queen and The Prince Prevail

People think to be a legit #emcee you have to be all street. The baddest female rapper was #QueenLatifah (You heard right, I said Emcee, not rapper…she had that status) and she obeyed the 26th Law of Power, “Keep Your Hands Clean” I don’t ever remember her not acting like a queen. I think most […]

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We’ve Become Allergic to the Truth

If dysfunction is all you’ve known, then you have to work twice as hard to be more accepting of differing ideas and opinions. The ones you have been exposed to so far may not be the best. Read more books..try to put yourself in the shoes of other people. Take on a new persona. And […]

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When a Caregiver Loses a Patient

I’ve said it a million times, or at least it feels that way. My father, whom I cared for most of my adult life, has died. He died five months ago after a brave three month fight. He was my best friend, the best father a boy could ever want. The best friend a man […]

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A Girl Named Beyonce

I remember when I moved back to this small city from Cambridge back in the mid 90’s, I did freelance design and publicity for a young kid who was half of his own company called “Two Friends Promotions” in the morning, this young slim man a buck twenty-five soaking wet, Ricky was his name, a […]

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You are My Sunshine, Presence from Beyond

I’m having a moment. First meeting with the funeral director and second coming to see my aunt at this nursing facility. My Aunt is fine, but there was an older woman begging to go home and hallucinating that her daughter was in the room with her sleeping. She was worked up almost in tears and […]

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