The Coo of a Blue-Plumed Bird

Memorial Garden

From "Blue Lake, Small Island," snippets of an un-noted experience.    It was 11 a.m. when we gathered in the…

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Memorial Garden
A Language Problem

A Language Problem

From "Blue Lake, Small Island," snippets of an un-noted experience.   Four or so minutes after we touched down in…

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My Playlist and Some Thoughts, Vol. 1

Not all of them—can’t possibly write out all of them—but most of what I’m listening to right now, the songs…

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My Playlist and Some Thoughts, Vol. 1
The Self-centric, Subversive Poetry of J. K. Anowe

The Self-centric, Subversive Poetry of J. K. Anowe

It is a poignant joy to discover yet another young writer living on the continent with the talent and potential…

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Monk. Astronomer. Artist

First written on 11 August, 2016, on Facebook.   Monk. Astronomer. Artist. Architect. Priest. Psychologist. Lawyer. Monk. Historian. Writer. Physicist.…

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Monk. Astronomer. Artist
A Night with Aaliyah

A Night with Aaliyah

Written on 25 August, 2016, on Facebook.   Strange. In the past few days, I've taken to replaying Aaliyah—“Try Again,”…

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A Bit of John Berger

I am with friends, those ones who have become family, when I realize that the book on the marble table…

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A Bit of John Berger
On Billboard’s “100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century: Critics’ Picks”

On Billboard’s “100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century: Critics’ Picks”

I should begin by confirming that I’m neither a music critic nor a video expert. Billboard has been my go-to,…

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The Coo of a Blue-Plumed Bird

1. When I write prose fiction and poetry, the sparks that birth my words ignite from within, a thing riotous…

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The Coo of a Blue-Plumed Bird
Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader

Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader

I read the book after I watched the film. It has never happened before. Not because I think films are…

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74 Songs I Really, Really Listened to in 2017

"Particula," Major Lazer ft. Nasty C, IcePrince, Patoranking, Jidenna "Sugar," Myro "Yu Zimme," Lisa Mercedez ft. Ms Banks & Stylo…

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74 Songs I Really, Really Listened to in 2017

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