Stop Pretending Black Lives Don’t Matter

I’m not one to let hate into my heart. I try more often than not to deny it entry. Some days are harder than others to comprehend what is happening before us. Thankfully on May 21, 2020, a third person was arrested in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. His name is William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. He is the person who filmed the horrific video footage of Arbery being chased down by Gregory and Travis McMichael. My hope now is that these murder charges stick because that’s what happened. They lynched a young man for merely taking a jog. The sad part is it never stops. I feel like I’m on repeat and wondering when and if I’m going to get a call one day and told that one of my friends didn’t make it home, and it sucks.

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A Year Later…Kinda Sorta

About a year and almost two months ago, I wrote a piece for this site. I wrote an article for me. A piece that many people connected with despite it being one of my darkest times. I was not a good place. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I started going to therapy. I never knew how bad I had beat up on myself and let all these naysayers get in my head over the years. In many ways, I let fear dictate my life instead of going for what I wanted. In many ways, I’d be lying if I said I had not done this for some time now. Lately, I find myself applying for numerous jobs online. All of them so far have been writing based because that is my passion. Ultimately at the end of the day, I love writing. But because I kept hearing all these little things and letting them stay with me, I could not break through my bullshit to dive deeper into who I could be.

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To My Godson On His Original Graduation Day

I spent nine months going out to eat with your mother when she was pregnant with you. We ate a lot of Mexican and a lot of Scalini’s during that time. Of course, there were other food cravings, but I determined you were going to come out of her womb, asking for Coke (Coca-Cola) because that was the only thing she could not give up while pregnant with you. The good news is you did not come out screaming BRING ME A COKE. But you did finally grace us with your presence, and despite not being able to stay in the room long to see you the first time, I think I made up for that the first like six years of your life.

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‘Good Girls’ Recap: ‘Synergy’

Last week on Good Girls, viewers learned all about opportunities with Mr. Fitzpatrick. This week all realized that the girls’ world is turning upside down almost instantaneously. After the way last week’s episode ended, I had a feeling this cold opening was going to introduce Agent Donnegan to Ruby this week. As Ruby sets up her table to get ready for another day at the nail salon, Agent Donnegan walks in and needs a manicure, of course. She uses a ten-dollar bill to get change with, and Ruby reveals a bit too much about how you check to see if the currency is fake. If they were not onto her before, they are definitely onto her now.  

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