Thanks to a brief but passionate conversation with my best friend a few nights ago, I had to take a moment for self reflection. I'm not thinking about changing religion or anything like that. No, we were only discussing music, which is the one thing we've never really agreed on during our 16 year friendship. He's … Continue reading (Totally Biased) Music Reviews
So you love him, but you don't trust him? You'll share your body with him, but you won't let him into your innermost thoughts? You say he's different from the rest, and yet you still compare him to every man who's hurt you? How does that work? I know the first few lines insinuated that it's women … Continue reading Insecure
The past is the past, right? It can't be changed, though it can be recollected. Memories are all we have to link us to our history outside of whatever physical consequences we managed to carry into the present. Tangible or not, it doesn't matter. A past is something we share with everyone and no one. So, why keep … Continue reading Old Stuff
When I was a little girl, I remember seeing my mom working in the kitchen almost every night putting together a meal for my then stepfather. She'd cook, fix his plate first, then mine and my brothers, and finally hers. Anything he needed, she got up and got. When it was over, he retired to...wherever. … Continue reading Submission
Rest assured, dear readers, this piece isn't about the now defunct video store or any big budget summer movies. Nope, this is all about love. That type of love that slowly gnaws at your soul piece by piece until it's officially torn in half. Kinda like a Horcrux minus all the Voldemort. I'm talking about … Continue reading Blockbuster
I consider myself a mutt. That is not the most politically correct of terms, but it gets my point across. I'm black and Puerto Rican, yet I do not look like either. I look like an “other.” Because of my long, blackish hair and sienna skin tone with slight olive hue, many people think I … Continue reading Poor Little “Black” Girl (Excerpt)
http://youtu.be/zdFqkhX0lN4 This song by Radiohead was featured on their In Rainbows album. I came across this about a month ago, maybe a month and a half, and it has been in heavy rotation on my playlist since then. Between the lyrics, Thom Yorke's voice, and the composition of the music, this song is sheer perfection.
I like to think of myself as a very optimistic person with a pleasant countenance--most days, anyway--and the ability to give second chances. However, for one unlucky lady today, those second chances became extinct.Do not pass "Go." Do not collect 200 dollars. The idea of respect is not difficult to comprehend, but for some reason it … Continue reading So Disrespectful