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Once a Mets Lover, Always a Mets Lover

Back in 1985, during my sophomore year of college, I started going out with a guy who loved the New York Mets. I didn't grow up caring about sports, so his obsession was a bit “ho hum” for my taste. By the end of the ‘85 baseball season I decided to give it a try,…
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A Day in the Life of This Transplanted Utuadaño

What do: Los rotos (giant potholes) Road closure of the main road from my house to the town of Utuado A detour down an alternate road Me unable to back up the hill to allow a car to pass because I have zero depth perception The starter in my car dying Three men—one a client…
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Divided We Do The Man’s Job; United We Stand Proud and Tall

This morning, just a day after I wrote about the disparity for people of color in the arts, I read a blog that infuriated me. Entitled The Lightskinned Revolution is here, and it has been televised, its main purpose is to disparage the cast, and in particular Terrance Howard because of complexion.  Damon Young, whose views…
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The Fight for Equality in the Arts

Last week I wrote a blog that asked the question, When it comes to the topic of race, are people capable of critical thinking? I do believe that although we are, oft times this means thinking beyond the level of comfort. Let’s use opera as an example. I was never a huge fan of it…
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Was My Job Killing Me? I Know it Made Me Look Fat in It.

This was originally written in January 2014. [caption id="attachment_650" align="alignleft" width="205"] That's me on the right at the 50th birthday of a dear friend named Millie. The photo was taken in January 2014. I was disgusted with myself and my weight.[/caption] My weight has been an endless source of frustration for many years. It’s been…
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