Wednesday, July 30, 2008


If you get a chance, I'd appreciate it if everyone would say a little prayer for me. Tomorrow I have a big day, something I've been looking forward to for a long time. So....we'll see what happens tomorrow. Sorry if I'm being too vague, but when something for sure happens, I'll definitely have a new entry about it. 'Preciate it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Today my girlfriend asked if I want to go to a free writing class tomorrow. I said yes, but it wasn't until I saw the results from the workshop's writing contest that I got excited.

The contest was a 6-word Memoir writing contest. Basically, tell your life story in 6 words. Here are the seven finalists' memoirs:

The winner:
I'll never know mom's meatloaf recipe.
(by Kathleen Ett of Brooklyn, NY)

The runners-up:
Party of one, many tried crashing. (by Lorri McDole of Reunion, VA)

I was a statue; life's a pigeon.
(by Jim Chappell of Louiville, KY)

Saying "I do"...completely undid me.
(by Nadine Sciff of Los Angeles, CA)

Reclaimed maiden name after every divorce.
(by Victoria Martin of Lake City, MI)

Breast cancer: zero. My future: won.
(Amy Bowker of Burbank, CA)

Had kitties–not kiddies. God misunderstood.
(by Sue Brooks of Ewing, NJ)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Well looky here

As I was doing my daily checkup on, I saw my friend and former classmate Jeseok credited as the art director of this nice guerilla advertisement for oreos. Congrats man.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The State of Detroit Address

"Where is home?" is usually the response that I get when I tell people, "I'm going home for a week." And I later reply, with a sense of pride, "Detroit." The pride that I have might be equal to what a New Yorker has in saying, "I'm from New York." Most people know why New Yorkers have pride being from New York: because they know what's there (here); but not too many people know what's in Detroit besides the Red Wings, cars, crime, and 8 mile. I was recently in Detroit this past week, and the next time will probably be during the holidays. I don't think too many people plan on visiting Detroit anytime soon, so every time I go back, I'll post pictures and news of what's going on there, in hope to change some of the preconceptions.

Comerica Park (new Tiger's Stadium):

(picture on the Stanley Cup Champs on side of the Hockey Town bar)

The African American Museum [ (An exhibition that captured and displayed the journey of African slaves to America) This is a place that you definitely need to visit. It continues to remind me of how far we've come, and how far we have yet to go. I know that we, as black people, get criticism for still talking about slavery. A lot of people have the "get over it" mindset, but what most people don't understand is that slavery was more than physical torture and was mental torture that was designed to keep us in bondage far longer than the period of time that slavery lasted. Don't take my word for it though, read these instructions that were given to slave owners, by Willie Lynch, on The Making of a Slave. After reading this, I dare anyone to say, "get over it"]:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The New New Yorker cover

Monday on CNN there was a huge discussion about this cover of the New Yorker magazine. On Tuesday I looked for it in about 7 or 8 news stands, and it was sold out everywhere. Surprisingly, I found it yesterday, and I bought 2 copies.

The illustrator of this cover stated that this was suppose to be a satire on the public's view of Obama's religious beliefs and stance. I personally didn't see any humor in this magazine cover, and I don't think it's just because I'm an african-american male. If something is suppose to be ironic or humorous, people should be able to see it. This cover, to me, states: Barack Obama is of islamic beliefs and he and Michelle Obama are unpatriotic (hence the American flag burning in the fireplace).

I know I stated my opinion already, but I'm curious to what others think about this cover.

p.s. sorry for including my toes in this pic.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

For History's Sake

I'm glad to have been in Detroit to be able to see the old Tiger Stadium get torn down. I know it's not as historical as Yankee Stadium, but it is definitely holds value to me, being from Detroit and going to many games there.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Right now I'm back home in Detroit; Stay tuned for pics and stuff...there should be some interesting things to see and read on my next post(s).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

cooly cooly

Cool video. If me and my twin brother were identical we could roam the streets and trip people up.

Monday, July 7, 2008

"In Due Time"

These have been my favorite 3 words lately. "In due time" not only represents patience, it represents the ability to learn from your current situation, in preparation for the future. I think we are often so eager to get to our dream job or ideal "place" that we forget to appreciate what the current "place" is teaching us. I've been learning over the past few years that every experience, good and bad, is training for the position that we will be in later down the road. Try to think of the bad situations as being preparation for an even worse situation that you'll have to face later on. In due time...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mad Excited (I never use that phrase)

A while ago I had an entry about "where did all my tv shows go?"; and just like a rain storm when the sky is clear, this poster came out of nowhere. I just wanted to give you an update and let you know, on Sunday, July 27th at 10pm, don't bother me.