Tag Archives: Florida

A letter to Sen. Andy Gardiner

Dear Sen. Gardiner, I am writing to ask…no. I am writing to demand that you support Sen. Dwight Bullard and Sen. Darren Soto in their efforts to raise Florida’s minimum wage to a survival wage of $15 an hour by … Continue reading

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Can I Love My Blackness If I’m White?

Thanks to the crap storm created by Rachel Dolezal I have spent a lot of time questioning the legitimacy of the project that I have basically devoted my life to over the past few years. A few years ago I … Continue reading

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Still Complaining, But Still so Blessed

My past few posts have been a study in panic. Because those things keep overwhelming me, I sometimes seem ungrateful for the things I do get blessed with. And I actually have a very significant amount of blessings. For example, … Continue reading

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A Nightmare in Poverty

2:30 am: I woke up from a horrible dream. I couldn’t breathe. I was being suffocated. I woke up gasping and crying. I realized it was a dream and tried to go back to sleep. 3:00 am: No use. May … Continue reading

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The Florida We Should Be Teaching

In the past three years I’ve picked up a super power. I have the amazing ability to connect almost anything that is happening in the rest of the country, and even the rest of the world, with something that happened … Continue reading

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Putnam FL’s First Free Black Settlers, Corrections

Previously, I posted a list of the first free black settlers of Putnam County Florida. There were 12 households; totaling 35 individuals. I obtained the names from the 1850 census that I found on the Putnam County Florida Historical Society website. … Continue reading

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You are paying to work

Because I have a lot more time on my hands than most I tend to do a lot of thinking. The other day I realized just how many things in a person’s life are centered around their job. Then I … Continue reading

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