The Search for Generation X

The "middle child" strikes back

Mixtape – April 15, 2018

The hubby made this week’s Mixtape after I did our taxes.  The bad news… we owe.  The good news… we did not owe as much as we did last year. Is this justification for Paul Ryan’s celebration tweet?  The secretary he spotlights can now pay for her Costco membership, but can she afford to actually shop there?  I love Costco, but I know that I cannot leave there without spending at […]

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Mixtape – April 4, 1968

    A few quotes from Dr. King to consider while listening to this week’s Mixtape… A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to […]

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Musings and a Mixtape…

Click here to go directly to the Mixtape… To paraphrase a wise man, you can have one million “atta-boys” but one “oh-shit” can make all the “atta-boys” a distant memory… I have been thinking a lot about the action of forgiveness.  Wikipedia provides an exceptional definition: Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, releases negative emotions […]

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We interrupt this Mixtape to bring you a few musings…

This week’s Mixtape continues with the final Women’s History Month podcast. Ironically, three men were on my mind this week… Stephon Clark: Nikolas Cruz killed seventeen people with an AR-15 and is still alive. Dylann Roof killed nine people in a church and is still alive. Stephon Clark’s alleged crime was breaking and entering, which is a misdemeanor. Stephon Clark had a cellphone in his hand. He was presumed armed […]

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Mixtape – Women’s History Month Edition (#1)

I am frustrated women (or any minority group) receive only 28 through 31 days of observance and acknowledgment.  However, until minority accomplishments become standard in the history curriculum, small crumbs will do. Initially, when I asked Matcha021 (aka Hubby) to create this mixtape, I asked for I AM WOMAN by Helen Reddy to be included.  I assumed he would understand what kind of musical vibe I wanted for this mixtape by […]

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Mixtape – Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee 2018 Edition

Today is the last day of the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, an event that memorializes the marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama in 1965.  Historians state that the events of Bloody Sunday resulted in immediate action by President Lyndon Johnson to submit his voting rights bill, which signed into law five months later. Generation X was born into the civil rights movement.  Our generation benefited from Roe v. Wade (1973), […]

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Introducing Mixtape

I knew that I wanted to incorporate music somewhere on the site.  Music is a large part of my life, in fact, once I fancied myself to be a great singer.  Of course, after hearing myself, and looking at the pained faces of people who heard me I discovered I was delusional. While my girlfriends dated the athletes, I was into the band geeks and “wanna-be” D.J’s. The advantage to […]

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Soundtracks

We are the generation that gave Grunge and Hip-Hop a home.  The Gen-X years housed some of the greatest musicians and music of our time.  The Who’s My Generation was released in 1965.  Although created by baby-boomers, to me it is an introduction for what is to come musically for the newly formed (birthed) Generation X.  In fact, late Baby Boomers such as Prince, Michael Jackson and Billy Idol (who […]

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