Monthly Archives: March 2015

For some strange reason it had to be…. Tennessee

Take me to another place Take me to another land Make me forget all that hurts me Helps me understand your plan. Arrested Development’s Tennessee was one of them most popular songs of the summer when I moved to Tennessee. … Continue reading

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Why “Post Racial America” Makes Me So Sad.

Today I woke up with dread in my heart. Yesterday I had a few panic attacks and I found myself weepy and I couldn’t figure out why.  And then it hit me… I am suffering from PTSD from living in “Post … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on my first four years of college as a trans racial adoptee

Going to a school as a member of the Minority Academic Achievement Program is not a guarantee that a person raised in racial isolation will automatically jump into the Black community and learn everything there is to know about being … Continue reading

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Truckin’… got my chips cashed in: the end to a life of racial ambiguity

There is a strangeness in being mixed race that one could never understood by a person who has never walked in our shoes. Most mixed race people have a racial ambiguity.  That is to say, people often say “what ARE … Continue reading

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Graduation – May 1992

Well four years of college came and went. And much like a famous Charles Dickens book, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time when I could get away from the racist … Continue reading

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Senior Year at UB

And although, I did not identify with them yet, I had broadened my understanding of what it meant to be a person of color. I learned that not all Black people were criminals who lived in the projects. There was Black middle class that sent their children to college, just like they did on the Cosby Show. It wasn’t just a fairy tale. Continue reading

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Genocide and Democratic Kampuchea

Everyone has the right to life liberty and the security of person – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 3 Continue reading

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Summer 1991

The Words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls and whispered in the sound of silence This is me and Jon at the senior ball in at UB which is thrown every year by the … Continue reading

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Grateful Dead

One of the my favorite things from when I was in college was going to Grateful Dead shows.  I was fortunate to go to college during the end of their touring days, when they sold out stadiums in the early … Continue reading

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Update – UT Medical Center and Tissue Gate

Every table in the Surgical Waiting Room now has it’s own box of tissue! That is the power of the pen! Thank you to everyone who participated in making sure that no family is limited on the amount of tissue … Continue reading

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