Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

“But what happened, Miss Simone? Specifically, what happened to your big eyes that quickly veil to hide the loneliness? To your voice that has so little tenderness, yet flows with your commitment to the battle of Life? What happened to you?”- Dr. Maya Angelou, Redbook Here’s what I knew about Nina Simone: I knew that(…)

A Bridge To Where We’re Going (the makeover edition)

A Bridge To Where We’re Going (the makeover edition)

Let’s pretend, for the sake of argument, that you’ve wondered where I’ve been. That you’ve noticed our conspicuous absence over here on the blog. That you’ve checked in on us, often, only to discover that nothing new had been documented since October. That you’ve clicked and heard the crickets. Well, suffice it to say, we(…)

My #HealthyDad Journey Begins

My #HealthyDad Journey Begins

One morning, just out of my teens, in the back bedroom of a two-bedroom duplex in South Carolina’s “Low Country,” I found my dad, dead, on the floor by his bed. To this date there are but two things I don’t like to talk about, often, my own health, and the death of my father.(…)

Lifted, A Mile High

Lifted, A Mile High

I want to tell you about a moment that happened a few weeks back. When the hotel’s elevator doors suck shut and the telltale bell-tone sounds its ascent, I finally feel that solitude that I’ve come to know, so often, back home. It’s a strange sort of alone. An isolation I can sometimes find solace(…)

Why I Raised My Daughter A Rapper – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Guest Post

Why I Raised My Daughter A Rapper – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Guest Post

(Bonus: Video!) Remember once upon a last April when I wrote this, apparently, “illmatic” attack on the rap industry? What I intended as more of a creative treatment of a wholly personal parenting decision in the form of a break-up letter, for the sake of my young daughters, caught a bit of fire when The(…)

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