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Therapy for Damaged Creativity…

I allowed my creativity to atrophy, so please consider this the first step in my therapy. For the past three months, I’ve been quite busy. I cannot say with whom or why, but rest assured it is for a good … Continue reading

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Birthday Observations Early in the Morning…

My birthday’s today. It’s 2:48am and I’ve got life lessons to share. Taking into account my insomnia, please permit me to convey what I’ve acquired over the past 44 years. I hope the following words benefit my readers, from Russia … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Beauty…

I knew this girl in junior high; most of the kids in school considered her quite attractive. She congregated in a circle of lovely friends, with her as the “Queen Bee” of that little hive. I won’t provide her name. … Continue reading

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Rural Gothic: Oakland Mothers, Oakland Wives

1914: Elizabeth Oakland I gave birth to my husband in 1863, five months after he died during the Battle of Gettysburg. The babe I held in my arms emerged as a vessel of my husband’s soul. He told me this … Continue reading

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Whose Job Is It to Reveal When a Woman is Unavailable?

This is my third article with Playboy, based on several incidents that occurred last year, where I would meet and have great conversations with women, only to find out they had a husband or boyfriend, more than 30 minutes later. … Continue reading

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Wrote an Article for Playboy about Boko Haram and My Intense Visit to Niger as a Peace Corps Volunteer

I hope you find this article of interest. Special thanks to playboy.com for wishing to learn more about West African culture and contemporary issues. http://www.playboy.com/articles/the-time-we-were-almost-killed-in-niger

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The Selective Missionary, or the Joy in Not Convincing You

Perhaps it happened in my mid-30s, but I noticed that I became more selective in engaging in passionate discourse about topics both personal and societal. It’s not that I stopped caring, or that I wouldn’t defend certain beliefs with sincerity. … Continue reading

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