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The “50 by 50” List

Years ago, I created a 40 by 40 list (a list of the 40 things to do before my 40th birthday.) Today, I put the finishing touches on my new … Continue reading

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Kick Off to Black Music Month – Part 2

So you read HERE about my night June 1st at the jam session with Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin in Leimert Park. The next night, was all about Digable Planets. … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

Kick Off to Black Music Month – Part 1

June is Black Music Month, and on this past Friday June 1st, I had the dilemma of choosing between seeing a FREE jam session with Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin, … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

From NPR News

Welcome To The Age Of Digital Transcendence

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Another Example of the Brown Family’s Riveting Late Night Conversations

I have two sons (MDB #1 and MDB #2). They are six years apart. Years ago, I used to post some of the strange conversations I would have with MDB … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Name Your Nuts

Originally posted on Joker to King:
Earlier this morning, I asked a friend who I work with a question about an incident that happened a few days ago with one…

May 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

You’ve Been Tying Your Shoelaces Wrong

Originally posted on The Good Greatsby:
Breaking News: According to the International Institute for Studies, studies have shown more studies are needed. Study 1: Science on a shoestring budget This…

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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Soulquarian Quote of the Day

"There is no hip hop manual for growing old...The 22-year-old college grad who used to love the Roots in 1994 never left. He’s just 40 now and has a wife and kids and doesn’t feel like spending all night at a club."