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Pain

I don’t think pain can be objectified and measured. I have recently experienced back pain, but that is nothing up against tooth pain, which is in one’s actual head, throbbing away against the brain. I was told in college, when I had some warts treated, that I have a strong buffer against pain. But I’ve two… Continue reading Pain

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“[T]he Only Surprise To Me Was That the Rioting Had Not Happened Sooner”: A letter from my father

I really wish I had found this 1989 letter from my father earlier. It’s a problematic letter because it is truly from the past, where terminology is not at all carefully thought through. Additionally, I’m posting an edited version of it (mostly for length and irrelevant/father-daughter asides) here, with my own notes in brackets, because… Continue reading “[T]he Only Surprise To Me Was That the Rioting Had Not Happened Sooner”: A letter from my father

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On y va

As Ta-Nehisi Coates says… I’ve been feeling a bit reflective lately. I suppose drastic lifestyle change will do that to a person – it’s no more business as usual, but you have to think about why you’re doing what you’re doing, and value the positive actions. It’s interesting to go through a radical re-engineering of… Continue reading On y va