Reset.

I’ve been blogging on and off for 10 years now. I struggle with consistency. I’ve ran through 5-6 different urls, and 7-8 different designs. Mainly, I couldn’t decide which direction to take. I’m ready to give it another shot. The Decision (1) write for others or (2) write for myself. On one hand, as a…

Footnotes for Kanye

I just discovered Jasmine Mans’ piece Footnotes on Kanye. After about 15 seconds, I had to hit pause. It immediately shook me, like the sound of a shot from the riffle of a highly skilled sniper on a mission from God. It was judgmental. It was risky. It stung. Even though I knew where…

Stankonia

Together dream ’bout that crib with the Goodyear swing / On the oak tree, I hope we feel like this forever / Forever, forever ever, forever ever?Fifteen years ago, while sitting in a car with my aunt, I first heard “I’m sorry Ms. Jackson, (whooo), I’m am for reeeal!” I was 12 at the…

Broken Mirrors

Written in ’09 Life is funny. It is as if everyone in the world is continually holding up a mirror towards each other. Each mirror is imperfect and distorts the reflection. And 99% of us look at the mirrors of other people and use the reflection of ourselves to better view ourselves. We receive many…

One Summer with Pop

When I was seven or eight I spent one summer with my dad He lived in a high-rise Somewhere in Virginia He had an efficiency with a queen sized waterbed Big Screen tv Stereo system and nightstand One night we were sitting on the bed Watching Sportscenter He reach into the nightstand and pulled out…

Naked

Eve Take my hand come follow me To where the four rivers meet A space full of nothing But possibilities We don’t need to leave this room We just need to leave room So leave your leaves Wipe the make up off your face Kick off those Manolo’s Slip out of your race Unwrap your…

Effortless Work Manifesto

Usually, a manifesto is a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer. It is a tool of ideological change anywhere there is a status quo. I took a slightly different approach. Below is my manifesto for what “work” should be. I chose not to include the status quo, and only…

27 to 17

Dear Kelcey, It’s you from 2015. I know, its unbelievable. I’m writing you to share some hindsight. A few things you should know: I. Don’t convince your uncle to purchase the embroidery machine. It’s easy to learn and use but you haven’t thought about all the other hidden costs and risks. Just go online, or…