Hard Times Are Divine Interference

“Crenshaw is a completely different world from Union Square,” I thought to myself. The laid-back Los Angeles groove of Terrace Martin’s “Valdez Off Crenshaw” in my ear buds was a stark contrast to my view of Lower Manhattan’s skyline. It was my first day on the job in a brand new office. Shortly after I […]

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Five Years Later…

December 8, 2006 was the day Timile Denise Brown and I officially began our relationship and December 9, 2011 was the day she passed away. I have spent as many years without Cydney’s mother as we did together. How did I feel? A way I hadn’t in years: I wanted a cigarette. I always knew […]

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I’m no longer 30; now I’m in my thirties. 30 began and ended the same way: my day-job cutting my contract short days before I began a new year. While disheartening, it is a blessing in disguise. I was feeling a down during my final lunch break. In spite of my hesitance, I went with […]

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