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The Journey Home

In a couple weeks, I am about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. A journey that I honestly never even fathomed being on. A journey that I never even realized that I longed for. I call it my … Continue reading

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Reunion

But truth is better than a lie and knowledge is better than never knowing.  I will say that I am a very different person than who I was before reunion.  I am a colder and harder person. The trust that I might have had for people has slowly died.  I cut people out of my life without any thought or care.  Reunion has literally been that hard on my heart.  Continue reading

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Why Write?

For as long as I can remember, writing has been part of my life.  I have always had a notebook with me jot down my thoughts or ideas or just to process the world around me. Like most writers, I am … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Middle

The name of my blog is “Stuck in the Middle” in reference to the Stealer’s Wheels song “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” When I first named … Continue reading

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“Same Time, Man, I Don’t Know You” – A Manifesto on Why This Adoptee Trusts No One

  As an adoptee, I have learned through my life that the only person I can really trust is me.  I have learned that the thought of having a “normal” family is but a fanciful dream.   I have learned … Continue reading

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Processing the “Racial” in Transracial Adoption

That’s not to say that I never knew that I was a Black woman either. Because being raised in racial isolation, one cannot help but to always know and be reminded that he or she is and always will be non-white. So, I always knew that I was Black, but it took years and years to figure out just exactly what being Black meant to me. So, that is why I identify first as an adoptee and second as a Black woman. Continue reading

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I’d Rather Die On My Feet Than Live On My Knees

I simply cannot live on my knees.

Yes, most revolutionaries usually do end up dead from an untimely death. I don’t fancy myself to be that influential to be in that category, but I can stand up in my own little way in my own little life. And I hope that my life and my strength brings inspiration to others who are fighting injustice as well.

This is for all my warriors out there. Stand proud and stand tall.

And never, ever live on your knees
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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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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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