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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 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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The Luxury of Authenticity

Authenticity is a peculiar luxury. In terms of tangible items, one can purchase an authentic piece of art, a musical instrument, or historically significant document, but then this experience can only entice value if the buyer, or recipient, understands the … Continue reading

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SpeakEasy DC Open-Mic Storytelling: Hail Mary Moments

I participate in open-mic storytelling with SpeakEasy DC, a group specializing in the performance genre of storytelling in the Washington DC area. It’s a nice way to sharpen one’s oral communications skills, improvisational skills, and better appreciate the tradition of spoken-word tales. Here … Continue reading

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Rural Gothic: Catalina & Nicole

  Catalina, my Love, is a tailor of flesh.  She’s more capable at beautifully dressing down a side of beef, with meticulous care and skill, than any artisan butcher I’ve ever seen.  Her hands, her gorgeously callused hands, are lyrically … Continue reading

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