Book Review: Know What I Mean?

June 2, 2011


Michael Eric Dyson has been touted as an essential bridge between the Hip Hop Generation and their Baby Boomer parents. Dyson recognizes the controversy that hip hop music carries with it, and seeks to clear up some of this controversy or at the very least, creates a space for rational and objective discussion on the […]

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To Text or Not to Text

May 31, 2011


Recently a friend told me that my texting language was not up to par. She was speaking specifically of my saying, “Iont know,” instead of “idk.” Needless to say, we had a super sized laugh over my ignorance. I know I don’t always text legibly because I create a lot of words and abbreviations, but […]

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Book Review: Death of Innocence

May 26, 2011


I recently read Death of Innocence by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson. Mrs. Mobley is the mother of the murdered by lynching, Emmett Till. This book details the early and all too short years of Emmett’s life from his mother’s perspective. As a mother myself, it was hard to keep reading knowing what happened to […]

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Writer’s Block: Fact or Fiction

May 24, 2011


Ten years ago, one of my best friends died from cancer. That was the beginning of my writer’s block. It was my first bout with the page monster, and it lasted for 3 or 4 years. That’s a long time to go without regular creative therapy, I know. I wrote a little, 10 pieces at […]

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Salty or Sweet?

May 23, 2011


In one of my undergraduate creative writing classes, we discussed William Carlos Williams’ poem “This is Just to Say.” Here it is: This is Just to Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold […]

As I Wax

May 20, 2011


Listening to the aircraft pass overhead, I do believe I have begun to wax poetic. Waxing Poetica: the poetry in my heart that passes through my lips and into another’s ears, becoming lodged in the wax. Even my definitions are poetry, sublimely created with the intent of building your wealth, your craft, your confidence. May […]

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