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BullpenCtrlPk5

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16th Feb 2015

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Power of Forgiveness: Central Park Five

The story of the Central Park Five is an example of the worst miscarriages of justice – innocent citizens convicted. Five teenagers were falsely accused, demonized, and convicted of rape...

violencechg

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26th Jul 2014

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Chicago: What’s Going On?

I see all that is happening in my hometown and in the words of Marvin Gaye, I shake my head wondering, “What’s going on?” From education, the economy, and politics,...

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25th Jul 2014

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A Word from the Gothamist on NYC Being the Unhappiest

In light of yesterday’s post, Branching Out in the Unhappiest City, I offer you opinions from some local papers.   From the Gothamist, my favorite response to the news because it is such...

Gritty City, Taylor T-Sides photo

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24th Jul 2014

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Branching Out in the Unhappiest City

After unsuccessfully trying to get a few articles posted on established publishing sites, I decided to branch out. I typically re-post my blogs on medium.com, which I like because most...

hope

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11th Jun 2014

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Hope – Rebirth of Dream Chasing

A few weeks ago, I wrote Like a Pigeon Stuck in an Air Shaft. In that post, I mentioned feeling like the pigeon stuck in my apartment building’s internal shaft – going a...

Rondaisms - Ronda Lee - Jeta B Photography

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28th May 2014

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Three Years Living and Learning NYC

A rolling stone gathers no moss. I guess that has been my motto since graduating college. My journey to NYC is as important as what has happened since my arrival....

LaborDay1

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02nd Sep 2013

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Found the Apartment that I’ll Die In

I previously mentioned that one of the reasons my NYC transition was hard was the difficulty finding people to become part of my family circle. People with whom you have...

Fri-Rainbow

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29th Jul 2013

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Escape From NYC

In “When You Get a Curve Ball,” I wrote if I were in Chicago I’d go to my godparents in Springfield to get away from the city and collect my...

rainbow

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09th Jun 2013

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Nothing So Bad It Can’t Be Worse

  “Nothing so bad that it might not be worse.” – Aesop Fables I am a fan of Aesop Fables. They were a favorite of mine as a kid. I’ve...

microapt

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08th May 2013

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Housing NYC style

Moving to New York City is not an easy transition. Newcomers bond and commiserate over housing. The one thing that cannot be over stated is how expensive it is to...

Lady-Liberty

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04th May 2013

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New York State of Mind

New Yorkers are a different breed. Several times I have talked to native New Yorkers and we have looked at each other as if we’re from different cultures. It  generally...

subway.184.2.650

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17th Mar 2013

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In the meantime: laugh and smile

As you are meandering the different transitions life has thrown at you, don’t forget to laugh and smile along the way. The other night I was on the subway. The subway...

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