Monthly Archives: February 2012

Day 40: Out of Time

40 days ago, I set out to write 40 posts. I wanted to jump start my writing practice, and I thought that if I gave myself a neat container in which I could put my writing — a blog with … Continue reading

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Day 39: Tanning as the New Black Face?

Another admission: I watch Jersey Shore. Yes, that reality show full of problematic representations of Italians and of my now home state, New Jersey. Full of uncouth behavior and random brawls. And full of acronyms like GTL (gym, tan, and … Continue reading

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Day 38: Giving in to Harry Potter

I admit it. Until recently, I was a bit of a snob when it came to all things Harry Potter. What was all the hype about? Why read Harry Potter when you could read Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings series? … Continue reading

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Day 37: Notes from an Adopted Self, the Prequel

When I was younger, I imagined my baby self in a room full of other Lund babies waiting to be adopted. Rows and rows of plastic cribs filled the room, and everything in the room — cribs, linens, curtains, clothes, … Continue reading

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Day 36: No Ordinary Artists

“I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.” –Henry Ossawa Tanner A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put … Continue reading

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Day 35: Race in the Mourning Time

Whitney Houston’s funeral yesterday prompted an email conversation between myself and a group of friends that raised questions about how black performers who are viewed as crossover artists often are “reclaimed” by the black community when they fall from grace … Continue reading

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Day 34: Angry Birds

You may know about the popular video game, Angry Birds. In this game, players use slingshots to launch angry, wingless birds at pigs that have taken the bird’s eggs. As players advance, new birds appear, and some of them have … Continue reading

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