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The Responsibilities of Tourists

Cuba seemed to be positioned similarly as Americans have poured into the country in the last few years. As I was driven around the streets of Havana in their iconic vintage cars, we passed areas of construction. “A new hotel. It will be beautiful and facing the Malecon too,” my driver explained. The Malecon, considered the family sofa of Old Havana, is a low bearing stone wall that separates the streets from the bay. Every night that I passed by the mile long Malecon, people gathered in large numbers, enjoying a beer, the simplicity of the stars sparkling on the water and music playing in the distance. It was prime real estate for new hotels and more tourist traps, but commercialism tends to drive local traditions away. I let out a heavy sigh, grateful that I had, at least, successfully beat McDonalds to Cuba. But, once I finally return again,

To Be ___________ in America

I bet you like that flag,
Blue-blooded lover of a guns,
Oh how beautifully, it waves for you.
Should I keep running this race while tied to a tree?
Seeing my peers pass me up never acknowledging their head start.
So focused on their privilege,
I forgot whats special about me.

Moving into Miami Monday Only to Evacuate Tuesday!

I’ve lived in Miami for all of 5 minutes and it’s time to evacuate. So here I am, sitting in a Tallahassee airport at 3am writing about Miami instead of enjoying it. And of course I can’t think about Miami without thinking about my time in Cuba. [click the link for more]

How to Establish Stability as a Nomad

Well after people get over the fact that I’m hardly home (but always reppin’), they ask, as a nomad, how I will ever establish a sense of stability? After a little over a year, I’ve encountered thousands of people, many languages, various cultures and a rainbow of different outlooks on life. Travel became my addiction

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ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 20FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 20FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable

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ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable

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ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 02FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 02FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable

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ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 01FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 01FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable

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