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What Happened, Miss Simone? : and Burning Other Footage

During the breakup of 2003, I was sitting in my granddad’s basement looking up sad music to download on Limewire. I’m a little fuzzy on how it happened, but I was introduced to Nina Simone at the same time I was introduced to the Beatles, and “Here Comes the Sun” by both legends repeated until I just didn’t want to hear them [..]

Why My Father Never Liked Me

When we’re parenting our own children, we learn a lot about our parents, our relationships with them, the decisions they made with us in mind, and how some of our favorite childhood memories came to be. We learn Manwich night was less about it being a child’s favorite meal and more about hamburger and a canned good being cheap during bill pay time. Walking, talking, and playing with my 10-year-old, [..]

“Do Y’all Get Along?” and Other Silly Questions.

1. My son has two fathers. Not in the ABC Modern Family Cam & Mitchell sense, but in the old school, biological parents didn’t work out and decided to move along separately for the best, of course, sense. The follow-up question to “Where does your son live” is always “Do y’all get along?” [..]

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