1-She wasn’t in love with practicing the law. “I wasn’t built to practice law.” –133. She also failed the bar exam on her first try. I’ve kicked myself around a lot over the last 25 years for going to law school and not passing the bar exam and wondering how stupid was I to think … Continue reading Ten Awesome Things I learned about Michelle Obama in Becoming*
2018 is creeping to a close and it’s been awhile since I’ve invited you into the 24/7 rage-fest that is my brain these days. While on a global sense, 2018 was a similar dumpster fire to 2017 and 2016, I’m grateful that it didn’t suck too much for me on a personal level. I had … Continue reading Reading Resolutions
When I was a baby I was separated from my parents. The details are lost, but the story is that when I was days or weeks old I was left in a box on the steps in front of a police station in Seoul Korea. I’ve always assumed my mother voluntarily left me, given the … Continue reading I too, was separated from my parents and given a number.
If you’ve heard that Black Panther is one of the most inspiring super hero films for its representation of Africans and African Americans, it’s true. If you’ve read that the world building in the movie is all sorts of crazy-good, it’s true. If you’ve noticed that this movie is chock full of ideas and themes … Continue reading Movie Monday: Black Panther Roars
I’m leaving Twitter today, not exactly earth shaking news--even to my 33 followers--but it’s been a long time coming and it was a easy decision after reading Lindy West’s article I Quit Twitter And It Feels Great. I've realized that every time I'm on Twitter I walk away feeling even more anxious and angry than … Continue reading Flipping the Bird
The first thing you should know about the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is that it is from Martin McDonagh, the director and writer of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. In Bruges is one of my family’s favorites and thanks to the movie, we were not only inspired to visit Bruges, Belgium but we … Continue reading Movie Monday: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
For the first time in twenty years someone won’t be at our Thanksgiving table. I knew it would happen one day, I just didn’t realize how much a void her absence would be. Yup, for a number of reasons Dylan is staying in Chicago this weekend and while I’ve been a bit sad she wasn’t … Continue reading Happy Friendsgiving
Given the stellar reviews of Mudbound, which was released in theaters and on Netflix last week, I wanted to love the movie—I really did. But after watching it, the movie left me feeling more emotionally distant than I would have thought possible, given that it was about a subject I usually find compelling. That’s not … Continue reading Movie Monday: Mudbound
One of the reasons for creating my blog is to share stories as I walk through this world, whether in Marrakech, Manhattan, or my own neck of the woods in Northeast Portland. Usually my walks in Portland are fairly uneventful. With the exception of crossing paths with an especially stupid squirrel playing chicken with Wasabi, … Continue reading So What If She Flipped You Off?
I love watching shit blow up. This explains why I’ve seen almost every superhero movie that’s been released in the past twenty years. While I’m intimately familiar with all of the Avengers (Iron Man, Hulk, Thor) and X-Men from Marvel, and I love Christopher Nolan’s Batman, Wonder Woman and the Watchmen (all DC), I wouldn’t … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok