A chance meeting in May sparks an instant friendship. Lives then take us in a different direction. Until December, when we take a moment to celebrate our fortune of good family and friends. Friendship, a […]
Just a reminder. Your life is an open book. No matter how high you rise or how low you go; someone, somewhere can share a part of your story.
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Women date "projects"; men marry their projection.
“Until Negroes address the twisted culture that spawns these violent, hyper-aggressive young males who are toxic by-products of fatherless homes and a celebrated impoverished American Negro “baby mama society” ~ 12, DEAD,Christmas Night,Chicago. Twisted Culture? […]
“Doobie-doo run, run, run…”
Unlike most pop music, the soul jam
“Running Away“, from the 70s, kicks off with a musical hook –
“Doobie-doo run, run, run”
3 words; 2 that aren’t words and one that is, is repeated 3 times, casually hiding its poignant message.
The woman chants the hook about 8 times before she tells us, in verse, why she’s running.
Then the song once again breaks the rules of pop music. The hook that started in the intro continues through both verses and right up to the bridge of the song.
Although the song is uptempo, once you stop dancing long enough to listen – you’ll come to realize the hook is actually haunting – as it tells the story of life and our response to it.
It was innocent enough; a college friend left a comment on Facebook, using my full given name. No problem, right? Wrong! I was mortified. There are very few places I use my full first name. […]