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What I Learned from @CThaGod

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While in Barnes And Noble on a Friday evening a week and half ago, I stood in line for about an hour and fifteen minutes to have my copy of Charlamagne’s recent book Black Privilege signed. While waiting to on the first floor to reach the third floor I started to debate on whether or not I wanted to actually go through with it and I also wondered why everyone else was there. Whenever I’m in line for anything that’s taking a bit of time, my thoughts go everywhere and I think about everything. Fortunately for all of us in attendance, the wait wasn’t too bad. Continue reading

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6.1.17 Thoughts

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1. I often hear that “race relations” are getting better in this country but there are constant reminders that say otherwise. Lebron James, an all-star basketball player who’s become quite the humanitarian, had his home defaced with the word NIGGER. It’s 2017 and idiots are still showing how much of a dickhead they can be with their actions. As a Black man in America,  I’m very aware that the game is rigged and more often than not the scales won’t tilt in my favor but there’s an undying optimism that’s been passed on from generation to generation and I’d be lame to entertain the hatred instead coming from a place of love. With that said, Lebron has to shut Golden State down without mercy in this year’s NBA Finals. Continue reading

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The Golden Lord Now Enters…

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Changes. Going Through Changes. Why? Because there’s no other way. Searching for the bottom line has become the obsession over for the past few months and it’s not getting any easier but I like it. As of late, there’s been a unnatural sense of urgency that’s made it’s presence known and I’d be remiss to ignore it. It wasn’t until I started to break free from my comfort zone that I began to truly live. A large part of the current transformation came from reading Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck (I’ve recommended this book to everyone that I know) which forced me to hold up a mirror to really examine my flaws. Personal growth is far from an overnight thing as it takes time to destroy and rebuild who and what you thought you were. We create weird perceptions of ourselves and we believe the lies for so long that we take fiction as fact. Pretty stupid if you ask me. Continue reading

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4.18.17 Thoughts

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1. Kendrick’s DAMN. album is a masterpiece although I prefer To Pimp A Butterfly to this one in terms of production but content wise this album is jamming. I had little to no expectations for this album which made the experience way better. With every album, his writing improves. My favorite tracks – thus far – are “YAH”, “FEEL.” “XXX.” and “GOD”. Continue reading

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I Don’t Care…

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“I used to give a fuck, now I give a fuck less.” – Jay-Z “Success”

We are all guilty of caring about the wrong things. We have priorities in our lives that we will willfully ignore just to worry about something stupid that doesn’t matter. I was the king of that shit and I’m not proud of it. I own it but it’s a filthy habit that I want no parts of. It’s like that girl/guy that you hook up with after a party. Yeah they gave you a bit of activity but you know that you were dead wrong for getting intimate with them in the first place. If you know better then you do better. Continue reading

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4.12.17 Thoughts

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1. The art of conversation has been lost on our generation. We (not me but y’all!) don’t know how to talk to each other any more and it’s wack. Communication is very undervalued these days which explains why there’s so much interpersonal fuckery. People have to read more and use twitter and Instagram less. I may elaborate on this with a future vlog but we have to do better. And to all the guys trying to catch the attention of woman of substance, everything that comes out of your mouthpiece has got to be flawless and if not flawless, let it be as earnest as possible. Continue reading

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4.10.17 Thoughts

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1. For a few days, after my grandfather passed I found myself pondering a few things about life. Not about death or where you go after you die, but more so about the life that I’m living now. My grandfather was a great man in my eyes and no one on this earth could tell me any different. What I’ve heard about his years as a young man and what I’ve seen in my 32 plus years with him as my grandfather made me place it all in perspective. You have to live a life worth living. Wake up everyday with a purpose of some sort but most importantly, be courageous and confident. He was loved and respected and I should be so fortunate to leave a legacy on that level. BTW… His prom photos were LEGENDARY… he had like 8 pictures each with a different girl. RIP Grandpop.  Continue reading

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I Wanna Be Like Mike…

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Boxing was the only sport that my father and I would watch together. We weren’t a baseball, basketball, or football family. I’m sure that my father was heavy into the Sixers back when Dr. J and Moses Malone were balling like they had a block (Jeezy!) but my memories are filled with him being a huge fan of all that was pugilistic. He was around to experience the Ali, Foreman, Frazier era down to the Sugar Ray Leonard, Hagler and Hearns matches too but none seemed to be more impactful than Mike Tyson. Continue reading

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Ep. 1: Thoughts on Grief

I lost my grandfather on April 3rd. I recorded this Vlog a day before right after my cousin and I visited the him in the hospice. I felt so moved by what happened that day, that I decided to do a Vlog detailing my experience.

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3.30.17 Thoughts

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1. Health is Wealth. I haven’t posted in a while due to life shit throwing me all the way off key. I caught some kind of flu like bug a few weeks ago and I felt like I couldn’t do anything. I laid on my bed staring at my ceiling in my loft reevaluating how I spent my time. I have a day job and I chased the hell out of overtime at the risk of burning myself out and that’s what I did. Killing myself over a check is utterly ridiculous. The more stress the weaker my immune system becomes and that’s NEVER a good thing. Take care of yourselves. Continue reading

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