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Tall, classically good looking and universally known are three ways I would not be described. Intellectual, reflective and artistic are three words that could only begin to describe me.

I like to do things that aren’t considered “normal”. That is easily reflected in my writing style and overall life philosophy.

My portfolio is dedicated to providing a unique story perspective along with a deeper understanding of the simple things in life. Standing at only 5’3″ on a good day, I think it is very important to appreciate the little things in life.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

“Wow, a mainstream super hero who looks like me.” That was my first thought when starting the video game “Spider-Man: Miles Morales”. Miles hails form the Bronx but in this story is coping with a move to Harlem after the death of his father. We find him still learning the way of the web from…

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Trapped in Our Own Web

It’s getting too hard to try and keep up with everything going on with the election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. It’s stressful in every way shape and form. We have, on one hand, a group of people who are so dedicated to the “original” system and ways of the founding of the United…

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Not in Control

Do you find yourself, or have you ever found yourself, feeling incredibly disconnected and out of control with what’s going on around you that you think, “What am I even doing here?” 2020 has been many things, but forgiving isn’t one of them. With every new month/week/day/hour, something happens to shake up our sense of…

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Are We All A**Holes?

You know what sucks? A few days ago I was hit with the idea that, to someone somewhere, I’m the bad guy. Somebody has, or will, see me as a negative force in their life. No matter what I try to do or say, I will be the antagonist to their hero journey. Admittedly, that…

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“Rialto” Movie Review

I had the pleasure of interviewing the director of “Rialto”, Peter Mackie Burns, after watching the film. Before I share his answers to questions and insights from our chat, I’ll share with you a bit about the movie and how its unexpected journey of responsibility resonates from start to finish. (Free of spoilers, of course).…

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Morality

Morality: principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. (Webster’s Dictionary). (Or: normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational people. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). The definition of morality as a whole is important, but words that stick out…

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Disappointment and Regret

To be honest, it’s hard not to feel as though disappointment and regret are one-in the same. Beginning to write this, I’m still not entirely sure I know where I’m going with this piece. In the end it might only be filled with disappointment and regret, and still somehow I think that’s the point. Disappointment…

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Gray Beauty

It’s easy to feel inspired by color, it’s easy to feel some sense of emotion brought on by vibrancy. Most of the time in life, we tend to see things as one way or the other: black and white, good and bad, law and order. We learn early that there aren’t really shades to living.…

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Defeat vs. Plateau

How can we tell the difference between one or the other? Is there a difference? Stating the obvious here but, 2020 has been nothing but ridiculous ups and downs all year. This one year has somehow mentally and emotionally seemed like five have passed. And yet, there are so many people out there, myself included,…

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“Apocalyptic” Acceptance

Here’s the thing about most apocalypse movies, they’re all a metaphor for the most extreme unknowns in life. Zombie movies, there’s death sprinkled with reminders that maybe it’s not truly an end for us, albeit a traumatic way to remind us with flesh and brain eating undead. End of days movies, like “I Am Legend”,…

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