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A Tale of Two Girls

This is a simple, yet telling story of the difference between two little girls—one black and the other white. And it’s one of a billion stories of white privilege in America.

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Album 4, Dead Man’s Party

I was introduced to “The Swing” and “Dead Man’s Party” at the same time. While both were awesome and have stayed with me, I found Dead Man’s Party to be fucking amazing.

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Album 3, Savage Night

The Chris Isaak-esque vocals and smooth and tropical instrumentals meld together to evoke images and memories of places I’d never been, but surely dreamed about.

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Novel Coronavirus—our First Month

t’s been about a month since America really started to take notice of that new virus from Wuhan, China. Once people in the U.S. started getting sick, it was time to maybe pay attention. (Typical Americans—it’s not real until it barges down our door and forces its way in.) A lot, and I mean A…

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Then what…

Disclaimer: Before you get your knickers in a twist, this is neither a pro-HRG nor an anti-DJT post. With only 12 days left until the end of this election season, we’ll be hearing a lot more talk (from both parties) about how happy they are that it’s almost over. And while I definitely agree, the…

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Valente’s, the Restaurant That Started It All

I read today that Ray Valente Senior (or “Senior” as everyone called him), died this week. This news got me strolling down memory lane, as his restaurant, Valente’s was my first job, at 14. The restaurant, and a lot of the people who I worked with, made positive lifelong impressions on me and influenced the…

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