The Search for Generation X

The "middle child" strikes back

Mixtape interruptus…

Last week there was no mixtape.  The mixtape was my accountability tool; it ensured that I wrote at least once a week.  Last week I did not feel like writing. I also did not feel like counting Weight Watchers points, opting instead for a meal trifecta of Publix Hula Hula Macadamia Ice Cream. There comes a point when your own self-hatred gets on your last nerve.  It has prevented me […]

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Mixtape – SMDH

*****NOTE: THIS CONTAINS AN AVENGERS INFINITY WAR SPOILER – TO AVOID THIS GO DIRECTLY TO THE MIXTAPE****** The hubby created this mixtape  with Bill Cosby’s conviction heavily on his mind.  As I was pondering how to write about this (and considering if I actually wanted to), suddenly there was news about a campaign to #MuteRKelly.  Then, Kanye West decides to reveal that he and Donald Trump share dragon DNA and four […]

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Mixtape – April 21st

I am angry with Prince.  There, I said it.  It is a visceral feeling that has not passed in the two years since his death.  The disease that claimed Michael and Whitney also demanded his heart.  What arrogance to think that their results would or could not happen to him. Yes, I realize addiction is a disease.  Who knows what led him down the Fentanyl path.   Some people are aware […]

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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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