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Quote from Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’

Quote from Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’

“Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could. Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to “normality”, trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than…

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Learning to Speak

Learning to Speak

This post is prompted by a post that my cousin, Bruce, shared on facebook from a close personal friend of his. I am adding my voice to others and challenging all the silent people, like myself, to raise their voices, to step out of the shadows and be seen and heard to dismantle a system that allows behavior like kneeling on the neck of another human being, in this case George Floyd, to go unpunished for nearly a decade. This…

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Thoughts about Self-Creation

Thoughts about Self-Creation

“People always say you should be yourself, like yourself is this definite thing, like a toaster or something. Like you can know what it is, even. But every so often, I’ll have like, a moment, where being myself and my life right where I am is, like, enough.” Angela Chase (no relation) Character on My So Called Life. This is, like, one of my favorite quotes of all time. It hits at the core of self creation to me. That…

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Welcome to the Site

Welcome to the Site

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw. Like many people who came of age in the 70s when I left high school I set out to find myself. I looked for myself at college in my majors. I looked for myself at summer jobs. When I dropped out of college 2.5 years in I looked for myself in a variety of short term jobs and short stints at various other colleges. In everything I…

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