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Hip-Hop Rap

Drake Made Me Realize I Was Old

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I can remember the exact moment when I realized that mainstream hip-hop had passed me by.

It was when I heard Drake’s So Far Gone.

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Life

A “City Slickers” Birthday

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Last month, I turned 38-years-old.

I don’t immediately think of myself as a man in my late-thirties. I’m still struggling with the idea that I’m an actual adult.

It’s not that I feel 18 or 22, but like almost everyone else, I think of myself as some vague, younger version of me. Age has a way of sneaking up on you like that. It’s like growth spurt or a change in your weight. You live with it every day, so it’s gradual to you, but then you walk by a mirror and a different person is looking back at you. I still can’t believe I’ve been married for seven-and-a-half years and have been in the same relationship for thirteen years. I still think of the early ’00s as just a few years ago.

As Gertrude Stein once said, “We are always the same age inside.”

As I received well-wishes on my birthday, I couldn’t help thinking about City Slickers.

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Life

Goodbye, Old Friend

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It’s often misguided – and sometimes even dangerous – to put value, worth, and emotion into inanimate objects.

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Week in Review

Week in Review (July 8, 2016)

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I came back from vacation six days ago and I’m still recovering.

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Life

I Still Don’t Feel Like an Adult

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I am about to turn 36 years old.

I have been married for over five years.

I have a daughter that will be turning four this summer.