Rev. Clementa Pinckney

The good Reverend’s funeral was today, and President Obama delivered a stirring and emotional eulogy. On June 19, eight people, including Rev. Pinckney were shot and killed by a white supremacist during a bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. One other parishioner died at the hospital bringing the number of […]

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Foucault’s Pendulum

I recently finished reading Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco. It did not live up to my expectations. It’s about these book editors who are working on a publishing house that focuses on hermetica and conspiracy theory. The editors play this game called The Plan, where they make up their own conspiracy weaving all the theories […]

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Freddie Gray

The funeral for Freddie Gray was on April 27th, 2015. Shortly afterwards riots broke out in downtown Baltimore and continued for three days. Gray, an African American gentlemen, was arrested on April 12th, and while in police custody, suffered a severe spinal injury which eventually cost him his life a week later. R.I.P.

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I’m a Grown Woman

The trouble with emotional trauma is that it stays in the body, and it manifests itself in different ways. With me, it has been my weight, my knees, and my teeth. With other people, it may be acne, cancer, diabetes, etc. The worst part about emotional trauma is that it creates PTSD, so as one […]

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Fuck Guilt

I wish somebody had told me when I was little “People are going to disappoint you. They will shit on you given the chance. Even your family. You’ve got to always have your own back. Stick with the ones who stink the least.” I was always so naive. So virginal. Always looking for the best […]

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UFOs and Serial Killers

Finished two books this week: Majestic by Whitley Strieber and Deviant by Harold Schechter. They were both good fast reads. Deviant is about Ed Gein, the killer from Plainfield, Wisconsin, who killed two women and dug up the graves of about nine others. He made shrunken heads out of the corpses, latticed chairs with strips […]

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RIP Aunt Sally

he robber had to time it just right.  Snatch the iPhone as the train pulled up to the platform and the doors opened, creating a quick getaway. It’s among the most common crimes on the CTA, with the exploding popularity of smartphones that command high prices on the black market. But this time, in a […]

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