Category Archives: Rural Customs

Moonshine, A Layperson’s Review: Midnight Moon Raspberry Moonshine…

Flavor comes with a price. Buttered mashed potatoes detonate a gut bomb. The cashew nut, found at the tip of a bell-shaped fruit, needs sufficient roasting to extract the toxins. Grafted mangoes, for a few, provoke an allergic reaction of … Continue reading

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Invisibilia Live with Story District: Telling a Story on NPR

I occasionally participate in live-mic storytelling with Story District in Washington D.C. Story District collaborated with National Public Radio (NPR) and its podcast, Invisibilia, to produce this live performance at the Lincoln Theater in DC, this April. Enjoy! https://www.npr.org/2018/04/20/619542747/corey-quinlan-taylor  

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Beseeching the Ocean to Forget the Day

For two months, I resided at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Typically, after a ten-hour workday, I would end the evening by sitting on the balcony of my room and watching the ocean. In my humble … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award Winning Story: Oakland Mothers, Oakland Wives

Author’s Note: Back in December, I was notified that I won 1st Place in the horror short story category of Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. I was quite pleased by this honor, and consider it just one marker in a … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Amazing Collard Greens Recipe…

I wanted to end the month on a positive note, so I’ll do that by sharing a comfort food recipe that my grandmother and mother prepared around the Thanksgiving holiday: collard greens. This side dish is prepared throughout much of … Continue reading

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A Visit to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture…

When approaching the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the first thing I notice is its size. “Monolithic” comes to mind. On the National Mall of Washington, D.C., the trapezoidal prism encompasses five-acres. Its scale placed into … Continue reading

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Dutch Stories: The Real-Life Wolf of “Pulp Fiction”

So this is the second part of my recorded tales with my great friend “Dutch.” He, his fiancée “Kate,” and his high school friend “Josie” shared this tale about a friend of theirs, [Named Deleted]. This next story is true. … Continue reading

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