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Nandi
Georgia
Writin' Life as I See it . . .
Interests: miles davis, love jones, love and basketball, lauren hill, ali-ollie woodson, maxwell, tupac, babyface, patti labelle, keith washington, make your money grow!; the mis-education of the negro; isis papers; soledad brother; the slave narrative of frederick douglas; soul on ice; nat turner; denmark vesey; and many more., reading, prince, nina simone, interests: writing, music <br/> <br/> favorite movies: the spook who sat by the door<br/> <br/> favorite music: jill scott, donny hathaway, wyclef, gil scott heron, thelonious monk, coltrane, musiq, tony terry, johnny gill, kim waters, jimi hendrix and many more. <br/> <br/> favorite books: they came before columbus; the spook who sat by the door; science sold out; inventing the aids virus; death by prescription; what if everything you thought you knew about aids was wrong?; blueprint for black power; dumbing us down; weapons of mass instruction and more! I'm a real reader!
Recent Activity
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Someone once said that life is the hardest thing you'll ever live. I remember that statement being met with the response: life is the longest thing you'll ever live. I'm not sure who first said the former, or where the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at jus' writin' life
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Sometimes you find direction in the least likely places and through the least likely circumstances. The most unfortunate of those circumstances is when you gain perspective through the loss of someone. That's how I feel since my mother died this past December. Like in her death, a sense of perspective... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at lifeuntelevised
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The latest on the bottled versus tap debate has certain questionable groups championing tap water, despite the fact that the majority of U.S. tap water contains fluoride and other harmful chemicals. Bottled water, depending on the bottler, may also contain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at jus' writin' life
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When my husband has done everything he feels he can do for someone. When he's told them everything he feels can be said, I know he's finished when he says, "I'm taking my hands off." That means, from this day forward, as long as you continue to dig your own... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
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Nothing is impossible; however, some things are improbable. -- Montu It's always easier for people to dismiss what you say by convincing themselves you're nuts, unhappy, militant, angry--which to many of them is the same as militant--and a boatload of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at jus' writin' life
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Getting to the bottom of something can be difficult. Other times, it lands on your lap waiting for you to lap it up. So, Nandi, what does that have to do with your title Sex by Design? Glad you asked,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at jus' writin' life
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As I watch these tomatoes sprouting up from the ground, I hear Lupe's song in the background. The one where he says, "Like a Phoenix, from its ashes, we will rise. . . ." Let me tell you the story of my tomatoes that rose from the ashes, and then... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
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Our minds are gone. Technology has taken the place of voluntary brain activity. How can I say this? Because I just recently—once again—witnessed it with my own eyes. I don’t know how much more of this I can take ya’ll.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at jus' writin' life
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The money. The house. The cars. The clothes. In America, that's what makes the majority of people. Pay no mind to the reality . . . that outside these material acquisitions the individual is empty. Empty of love. Empty of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at jus' writin' life
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There's nothing new under the sun. What I think has already been thunk. Most of what I do, somewhere, somehow has already been done. I'm just a new conduit. That's why when I read the following excerpt taken from John... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at jus' writin' life
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Dealing with people can be exhausting, especially dealing with Black people. I'm sure I'd feel the same way about pale skins if I had to interact with them as much as I do my people. I've never spent so much time speaking to non-hearing people as I have speaking with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
Ever on his job, Miller Davis hauled in yet another writer for this week's Summer School tell-it-all-a-thon. As much as Y. Barnes, Yanni E'Baire's writer, denies being anything like her character, at the end of the interview Davis still wasn't quite convinced—after all, Yanni has admitted on the low, low... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at Yanni's Block
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Every now and then, we receive glimpses of what life would be like if we didn't have to bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan and never, ever let our man forget he's a man, or our woman forget she's a woman. I catch those glimpses every... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
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Life is funny as hell sometimes. A few days ago, I slinked on back to Vox to check out the scenery. In those few moments of revisiting my old abode, I decided to spiff it up, add a new banner and actually do some writing. Wouldn't you know it, no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
Wow, finally a blog where you don't have to insert code to center text and photos. Who knows? I might just begin adding posts to this mug. Of course, this would have to be my carefree site where anything goes. hehehe Mmm . . . I can see me now.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
My family, my writing. Sometimes the two get along just fine and, other times, well, let's just say I have to get ugly. Today was a "get ugly" day. From the time I got to work, I had to meet one writing deadline after the other. I finished that up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
In my job, I attend lots of meetings. It's beginning to seem like I attend meetings for the meeting. After this morning's meeting-for-the-meeting, I knew someway, somehow, things had to change. See what had happened was . . . there's this other meeting participant and she brought along this huge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
I'm so glad it's Friday. I can't believe I spent an entire day handling a press "emergency" aka damage control and cleaning up the messes of other folks. I love writing, but I'll be damned if that shit ain't hard when you writing about something you consider total bullshit. And... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
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Yo Pausing I realize that sometimes when things are going in your favor, despite not wanting to interrupt the flow, you gotta take a short pause--even if for nothing else than to catch your breath. Someone once told me that I'd realize when I was beginning to accomplish my dreams... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
A long time ago while watching the show Benson late one night, something sparked a conversation between my grandmother and me that led to her asking what I planned to do with my life "when you grow up." I looked at her strangely because at the time I was around... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
There are some days I hate my sister. And there are other days I grieve the fact she can't see her own selfish ways. Point in case, my mother called me up last night to let me know how a recent doctor appointment had turned out. A couple of months... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
"If you can control a man's thinking, you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think, you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
November 7, is quickly approaching. Television and radio are scrambling to cover candidates and their political agendas. Here's a word of caution to those who vote: Don't be blindsided by issues that don't affect you on a local scale. Think about the issues that affect you economically, BEFORE running to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
Passage 1 Corinthians 13:11: 11When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised
I see my people. And I see them clearly. Almost like Marlon Wayans said in Scary Movie: I see dead people in my sleep. But unlike Wayan's fictional assessment, mine cuts much deeper and, while being a figurative assessment, so to speak, it can also be defined as a literal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at lifeuntelevised