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Colorism and #JemtheMovie

I’ve figured out what is irking my nerves the worst about this Jem movie: colorism is at play here, and any casting choices that cause us (here, I mean specifically Blacks) to question and or/defend shades of Blackness will make me feel some kind of way. As a child, I felt empowered by seeing Shana,…

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"Mirrors" – a short creative fiction

I belong to a private writing group on Facebook and someone posted the sentence “The pretty girls always had mirrors in their backpacks” as a writing prompt. For whatever reason, my brain-fried, short-on-words mind felt like it had a lot to say about this one. I haven’t written fiction in years. Literally…it must be almost 20…

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Baby Steps

So, I did the first day of C25K, or the Couch to 5K program for those of you who are unfamiliar. Well, I sort-of  did it. I got halfway through and almost died. I ALMOST DIED. Not really, but it felt like that. Frank was there for support. He barely broke a sweat and his pulse/respiration…

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Music and Bingo and Zombies

I missed a couple of days of blogging, but I have a good excuse. No, I don’t. Not really. But I HAVE been writing — just not here. I wrote a couple of posts for the Mom 2.0 Summit blog. In May, I was honored to be a part of the social media team for…

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Magic

“I want to be able to run a 5K by the end of the year.” This was the insane thought that, uninvited, barged its way into my brain when I was reading about the 34-weeks pregnant runner who finished 800 meters in 2.5 minutes. I’ve never been a runner. Even when I was in shape, I never had…

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Leave a Message at the Beep

Kymberli isn’t in right now. She’s currently laying on the bathroom floor willing herself not to toss her cookies the way her digestive tract feels like it wants to. You are welcome for that mental image. Feeling pukealicious is not fun at all. Fokker. Out.

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Public Service Announcement

It’s simple, really. Nobody likes a buttmunch. Save the assclown tomfoolery for people who really deserve it, like pervs or dog kickers. Or Gary Oldman. I’ll be back with some real words tomorrow. I’m busy working on a few projects that have tight deadlines coming up in the next few days.

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Grab It and Make It Yours

Today I watched Dead Poets’ Society for the first time in a long time. I always try to be that teacher who inspires students to stand on the desks of their lives in effort to view the everyday situations from brand new perspectives. Seize the day. I’ve always been fond of this phrase. Grab the day by the…

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The Space Between

These are the days that I will one day look back on and, with a weighted exhale declare once again, “We made it.” Years ago when we were going through the throes of infertility my mantra was “Every day is one day closer.” No matter what happened — good day or bad — each setting…

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