Recently, I helped in the creation and production of the Community College of Philadelphia's literary magazine: Limited Editions. My professor Julie Odell led the charge with Evan Judah as the Photography Editor, Luis Acosta as the Graphic Designer, and yours truly as the Literary Editor. It wasn't easy. There was some really great submissions … Continue reading Limited Experience
Recently I was convinced by my public speaking professor to participate in CCP's annual Magner Nichols speech competition. It's a two division competition where competitors will compete with either a 2 minute memorized monologue or a 5-7 minute extemporaneous speech. I had a 6 minute speech on Sleep Apnea awareness which I had presented to … Continue reading Surprise! Magner Nichols Competition.
Art is hard. Let's not forget that. Writing is art. Let's not forget that either. I am lucky enough to have found someone who I enjoy sharing a part of my life. That wonderful lady is the very talented artist, Leah St Clair. Recently we talked about how difficult it is to make art while still living … Continue reading The Struggle is Realz
I’ve been thinking about posting something on here for a short while so I may as well do it. There is always a fear that’s involved after you haven’t written in a while. A fear that’s similar to a weight lifter who’s been out of the gym too long, or an athlete recovering from a … Continue reading Hey! Remember me?
As many of my loyal followers already know, I am currently enrolled at the Philadelphia Community College to earn a degree in English and a certificate in Creative Writing. I never graduated from College previously, so I'm going for my undergraduate, but I'm not all too concerned with the grades. Okay, maybe a little concerned … Continue reading Look Who’s Talking About Me Again!
I'm almost finished my second semester of my second attempt of college, and it can't be understated how happy I am about learning the craft of writing. I'm nearly complete the Introduction to Creative Writing (a prerequisite for everything wonderful) and have learned something very valuable about writing poetry. When writing non-fiction, even creative non-fiction, there are … Continue reading Poetry is Play
Just got back from Jamaica! Had a blast. Definitely some great people down there. It was awesome checking out their art and seeing what some of these people do every day to survive. For those who don't know, Jamaica is an incredibly poor country that survives off of tourism. The people there do anything they … Continue reading Yeh Mon
Thanks Stephan Colbert for the tag line. Since you won't be using it anymore I feel like it's my civic duty to keep it alive. As many loyal blog followers already know, I recently reenrolled in school at the spry young age of 28. The goal is become a better writer and it looks like … Continue reading Look Who’s Talking About Me Now!
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I just finished a Tough Mudder. What's a Tough Mudder you ask? Well, it's this. I know, I know…pretty awesome. It was very tough (duh) but I made it through. My legs are cut up from crawling on the ground, my calves are still sore, and I realized that I didn't have as much upper … Continue reading The Last First Time.