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I Love Cereal: TAG's Maniac's Mansion

“Let’s go,” my lady said to me, “tomorrow.” I was taken aback by the immediacy of her words. I had just been tagged for the third time in...

I Love Cereal: Oatmeal Edition

Anyone that knows me in real life, is friends with me on Facebook or follows my Instagram, knows that I love cereal. I like buying new...

Lifetimes Ago With Lifetimes To Go

"The list of what I used to be is longer than the list of things I am." - Dessa "Mineshaft" A few days ago, my lady and I were discussing...

2020 Kwanzaa Reflections

Last year I wrote 7 individual pieces on all the tenets of Kwanzaa to reflect on 2019 and look ahead towards 2020. As we all know, 2020...

You Can't Rationalize Morality

Congratulations! You’ve created some of the best arguments for your side imaginable! Even if you didn’t think of every idea yourself, you...

Code Of Ethic(al Non-Monogamy)

You’ve heard this one, right? Many people, before and during, relationships say that cheating is a deal-breaker that there’s no coming...

No More Idols: Don't Be A Follower

There’s not a person, entity or group that I trust beyond scrutiny. Not anything at all. Not a family member, not a partner, friend, not...

One Of The Good Ones

Sidney is one of my best friends. I’ve known him since about 2010 or 2011 and we regularly talk about the big subjects along with the...

This Is Us. This Is America.

I first became politically aware around 10 or 11 years old. I mean, actually understanding politics at a level slightly above what was...

How Performative Friends Enable Racists

Recently a friend of mine brought up an unfortunate recurring event in her personal life. She noticed that a certain subset of her...

J Dilla: Silent Life Soundtrack Composer

The week starting February 5th, 2006 was as normal as any other week for me. I was looking forward to my birthday on the 14th and my tax...

The L Word Made Me A Better Person

Close to a year ago I saw an announcement that The L Word would be returning as The L Word: Generation Q. One of my favorite shows was...

The Oppression Olympics: Death

(The Oppression Olympics is my look into people wanting to compete over who has it worse in a zero-sum game.) I’m making this one really...

Ulcerative Colitis, Part 5: Final Thoughts

I had been planning to write about my experiences with ulcerative colitis for about a year. Last year was the 5th anniversary of my...

Ulcerative Colitis, Part 4: The Surgery

The last week of 2013 was the worst time leading up to the best. I just had to get there first. By this time, I had worked a little over...