Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Alone on this cold apartment

Well it's thanksgiving time and as usual during the holidays I'm stickin around town. My family is here, I have no car and my go to friends are gone.

That's kind of a new phrase, go to friends, I feel like I've lost a few in recent months. Things happen you know and sometimes things don't go how you expect. Like you get into it with someone or maybe you try to push a relationship but it's not right or maybe it's somethin that goes on between two friends and you're caught on the periferry and you feel like you lose a go to friend.

It's a little limiting to want some human interaction but not want to deal with anyone you know. It's like when you're hungry but don't know what you want so you go to the kitchen and open every cupboard and come out with nothing.

But that happens sometimes. I remember in high school when my family was moving around so much. I remember feeling trapped inside my room as if I had died and became confined to a tent. My only friends in those days were paper pads and pencils.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'm sittin' here listenin to some Gangstarr

The song "Moment of Truth" is really hittin' hard right now. I mean the jam itself is enough to really move me, but more than that, these lyrics are just gettin it. let me put this link up right here.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Freshly popped popcorn is one of my favorite smells.

The End

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Free At Last!

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God All Mighty, we are free at last!" Those were the words that ran through my heart on the night of the election, receiving the results that Barack Obama is the president elect of the United States of America.

I could not suppress the tears thinking of the children at the Benjamin Banneker Community Center who now have an example and a leader. They have a role model who takes care of his family, who is educated and articulate. They have a man who can say "I did it, and so can you." They have a guide who has been where they are. How many of these kids including myself whose father was never in the picture, whose mother worked all day to provide food and all night to make it, all day to allow them to be in school, and all night to help them to do well in school. Whose dear dear grandmother helped to shape them into the people that they are and who they will become. I identify with President Barack Obama, I believe in President Barack Obama. I believe in responsibility and integrity and honesty and feel proud to know that we have a leader who embodies those attributes.

After the election last night my friends and I stormed the streets and paraded with our fellow supporters up walnut and down kirkwood regardless of social groups, we were united in our joy for change and for the light that shines so bright at the end of this eight year sub tunnel. We believe.

This morning I had to grab every newspaper I could find, I can't wait to frame them and put them up on my wall in my home for years and years to come so I can show my children and my grand children the greatness of history that has transpired. They will bring the copies into their classrooms to show their classmates the artifacts of the content of their text books. I will tell them all about my first hand experience in history while they sit on my knee.

We Are Free At Last!