Category: Movement

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Warning: Pokemon GO is a Death Sentence if you are a Black Man

This week has been a catastrophe for Blackness. Two men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were killed by police officers within 24 hours of each other. Neither had committed a crime that was punishable by death nor did they put any officers lives at risk. It’s inexcusable, unjustifiable, and is perpetuated by a system that disproportionately targets Black Men. Later in the week, 5 police officers in Dallas were killed in the line of duty by a single gunman during an otherwise peaceful protest concerning those cases of lethal force. All of these deaths are completely senseless.

July 9, 2016 0

I’m 30 today. I’m me, now.

That’s not to say that I wasn’t me yesterday, but I definitely wasn’t me 10 or even 5 years ago.

Today, I’m writing for myself. I haven’t written much lately and that idea has something to do with it. The feeling of writing for other people strips away the joy. I like joy. I want it. (Not to be confused with happiness or contentment, which I don’t care about as much anymore.)

This is for me. One has a need to take inventory of self every now and then. Today seems marginally more appropriate than yesterday. So, these are a

June 1, 2016 0

A Health Haiku

Should I gym today?
Yesterday I walked….to a
pizza place. So, yes.

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March 7, 2016 0

The Multipotentialite Life

I’m a multipotentialite. In a nutshell, I have way more interests and passions than I have time. Most people that know me know a few things that I do and or enjoy doing in my spare time. Few people know the depth of my multipotentialism–I’m talking Mariana trench depth. As an exercise I’ll just list some of the things I can do or could be doing any any given moment (in no particular order). The good part is, I’m not alone. You may be one too, but you don’t even know it yet. If you take a look at …

March 7, 2016 0
Purple Silks

Be Uncomfortable

It’s that time of year where outdoor physical activities are becoming less and less appealing. I’m not the most active guy. I dance about once a week. I bike to work “occasionally”. I take the stairs at work when there is another human waiting for the elevator and I don’t want to social.  I decided to skip the next series of my normal improv classes and do something that puts my body to work instead of my mind. I decided to take a seven week Aerial Dance class.

Have we met?

Hello silk, it’s good to meet you. Oh, sorry, …

November 6, 2015 0

More Solo Blues Please

I love blues music. I love improvisation. That combination means that blues dancing just works for me. If you haven’t heard of it before, let me help you.

I feel so connected with the music while dancing blues, more so than salsa and other Latin dances. Maybe not quite as much as ecstatic dance, but I’ll save that for another Wednesday Movement post. Dancing blues with someone–making that connection with someone else and with the music–feels really good.

I really enjoy it, but there is something that would make me enjoy it so much more. I need more solo …

October 29, 2015 2