The Real World

No this is not a synopsis of the MTV show from the 90s, this is to discuss the idea behind two rap lyrics by the great philosopher, Jermaine Cole, and how they apply to me today and a thought that I randomly had.  It is no secret amongst J. Cole fans, or hip-hop fans in […]

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The Curious Cat

I don’t know why I am that I am; I just am. What I mean is that I am Reuben, and one of the behaviors that I can’t figure out about myself is why I am so curious about life.  Certain things that I see or hear perk my interests, and I can’t let it […]

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Renouncing my Christianity

Now as soon as my family and some of my friends read this, they will see this as an announcement to Atheism or Satanism but that could not be farther from the truth. Just to give to a background on my life, I grew up in church.  When I grew up in church, I really […]

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Hated For Who I Am

“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not,” is a quote by Kurt Cobain.  When Facebook updated a couple years ago and asked me for a quote, that is the one I came across that meant the most to me. At the time, I was in a relationship […]

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We Had Hope

I was talking to one of my friends about the “good ol’ days,” back when Facebook was filled with the people that I would see on a semi-regular basis.  Just thinking back to that time is very nostalgic for me. Let me paint the picture for you.  It was when I was 19-22 years old, […]

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The Two Word Mantra

“Somebody had to say f*ck it… those two words are very important, f*ck it,” is a quote from Robert Glasper in an interview with Hard Knock TV.  Though he was talking about music, I think those words are important for life. Back in March I went out of the country for the first time, all […]

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People Are People

Throughout different history and literature classes, I’ve learned about different leaders and mythical creations.  I’ve learned about their triumphs and successes, but I’ve also learned about their failures and demises.  Whether it be, women, ego, thirst for power, jealousy, etc., a demise of some sort happens, and that is the result of being a person, […]

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