A far green country.

9.13.2020 Dad, A far green country. It is a track on The Lord of the Rings film score, but it is also Denmark. In the movie, the far green country is the Shire, where the hobbits live. It is where Bilbo, Frodo and Sam are from. At the end of the first Hobbit movie, the […]

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Upper room.

5.31.2020 Dad, I’m still only playing at love. I’m still only playing with black lives. I’m not trying to know their world but pull them into my own. Use the Dream [Between the World and Me] that burdens them to clothe their beautiful black bodies and redeem their inhumane lives. But it cannot. The white […]

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Swag.

4.29.2020 Dear dad, It rained incessantly today. Every time I thought it was letting up and there was an opportunity to go for a walk with the dogs, it would start pouring. It honestly made me kind of restless and annoyed. What business do I have being angry at the rain, though? Usually, I quite […]

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Burn me beautiful.

5.3.2020 Dear dad, I was insulted by Jesus today. I didn’t hear a voice or a sign or anything like that. I was merely reading the Bible. Merely, is how I often look at reading Scripture. However, it is this mindset I’ve learned is quite the same as the mindset of the Pharisees when Jesus […]

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Brew Dr. Love

4.23.202 Dear dad, I can’t remember when this started exactly, maybe sometime early in the new year or possibly even the tail end of last year. Mom and I would make our usual grocery store trip Saturday or Sunday mornings. Trader Joes first and Whole Foods second. I know, you are probably turning in your […]

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Pandiculation.

4.11.20 Dear dad, I do not believe it a coincidence that the Webster dictionary word of the day today is “pandiculation.” What in the world right? At first, I wasn’t sure how this had anything to do with anything. I opened the app on my phone to look up a couple words from the book […]

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There and back again.

2.21.20 Dear Meesch, Deshauna Barber, 2016 Miss USA, captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, delivered a speech at the commencement ceremony for Virginia State University. The video is recorded on The Daily Goalcast, and I highly recommend checking it out. I very recently stumbled upon it as I was thinking about […]

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