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Silence Is Golden

If you were to know me, you’d understand that I sometimes prefer to be quiet rather than to talk. I’m not anti-social so much as I don’t always feel like what I have to say is important, or unique, or helpful to a situation and/or conversation. This is not as many seem to believe me... Read more »

A Christmas Without Dad

A Christmas Without Dad
On May 1st, 2016, my father Ralph Milam died from colon cancer. Before that, he had been battling lupus since 2005 and was no longer in the shape he had been in the earlier part of his life. I’ve been mourning erratically as I now bare responsibility of my mother and her well-being as well... Read more »

An Open Letter To K. Michelle

Dear Kimberly Michelle Pate aka K Michelle, I usually don’t write open letters to anyone who I don’t know or who wouldn’t know me from a hole in the wall. I feel the need to however because I don’t understand how the music you put out always takes a backseat. You have a desire to... Read more »

The Illogical Hatred Of The Eagles

  A few minutes before I started dipping my head into the noise that is the “I Hate The Eagles” conversation of recent, I saw a comment on Facebook that equated The Eagles to a 1970’s Nickelback. I find that weird given that Nickelback didn’t seem that popular to me aside from that one song... Read more »

Doctor Who: Why Can't The Next Actor To Play The Role Be Black?

Disney, J.J. Abrams and everyone connected to the making of the latest Star Wars took a chance in casting John Boyega as one of the leads. Science-fiction franchises like SW often send fans into an outrage when doing any sort of radical casting. To me, the world has changed so much (Barack Obama being the... Read more »

How To Say Goodbye To A Dream

How To Say Goodbye To A Dream Yesterday, I found myself staring for almost five minutes at a relationship status on Facebook. A woman, who I had interest in meeting and an alternate universe notion of making a special someone, declared that she was in a relationship. Who she is really isn’t as important anymore... Read more »

Batman Vs. Superman: The Superhero Film Nobody Really Needed

During the lunch breaks of some previous jobs I held, I would often come across a type of conversation that would aggravate people who already had a problem with nerd culture: the VS. trope. Within the confines of this trope is Batman and Superman: one is a god, the other is not. It’s great fan... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel, It's Time To Leave Chicago

Dear Rahm Emanuel, All through Chicago Media people are banging their keyboards hashing out their opinions (or reporting the opinions of others influential or not) about why you should step down as Mayor of Chicago. Some of the notions are more obvious: your handling of the Laquan McDonald incident with the Chicago Police and your... Read more »

Insomniacs: How Do You Live On No Sleep?

The time is 1:31am. My insomnia is at work. I should be asleep. What am I doing? Listening to Counting Crows and writing. I have a full-time job that I have to start in the morning and I’m wondering if there is an end to this kind of life. I thought after years of working... Read more »

I'm All Out Of Rage

They say that in order to fix the world, you need to fix yourself. I’m dealing with being in my mid-30s and overweight, I’m dealing with having the inability to get some sleep and I’m battling to find some kind of self-worth in a world that seems to ask people to find worth in other... Read more »