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Identity Beyond Race…

[ahy-den-ti-tee] – the condition of being oneself or itself, and not another Patrick talked about his finding his identity in this book, but more so the finding the middle ground between his roots on the South Side of Chicago and his new found, predominantly white community surrounding Milton boarding school. He discusses the struggles he faced as an underprivileged black boy in a sea of … Continue reading

A Vision…

“Without a Vision, the People Will Perish” Governor Patrick grew up on the South Side of Chicago with his mother, grandparents, and older sister. His father left his family to pursue his career as a musician, and his mother was between jobs. Patrick described the South Side of Chicago as first as a southern staple … Continue reading

A Reason to Believe

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wrote a book, A Reason to Believe, that I recently finished reading. It was one of the most inspirational works I have read in a long time. Many people, especially black people, don’t read, but this book was thought provoking and it raised many questions in my mind about who I … Continue reading

“The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.” – Douglas Engelbart  

Freedom…

One thing every child yearns for growing up is freedom. It isn’t uncommon during youth to daydream about days when you can act without parental oversight, consequence, and approval. I am at a stage when my mother has become, to me, like a prison a warden with me as her prisoner whose up for parole … Continue reading

My Year Up to Now…

Before I started this blog, I attempted to create a Project 365 where I took a picture for everyday of the year. I ended up dropping my camera in the Champs Elysees in Paris. So as my first official post, I am going to re-cap the year up to now. January – 1.10.2011 It snowed/iced … Continue reading

My Thoughts…

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