The Only Constant

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Hello. If you’ve been here before, you’ve probably noticed that the site has undergone a bit of a change. That’s because after roughly seven years of a standard webcomic design, I finally decided to update things and fix up the site. When I started the site, it was originally meant as a place to post the pages of Secrets & Shadows (hence the name of the website). I had no real plan other than put the comic online and be done with it. It had been something I’d mainly wanted to share with my Dad and when he died, a lot of my enthusiasm for it went with it. So… Read More »The Only Constant

Blackboard Chicago

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The past weekend, my brother and I went do a program headed by one of our mother’s friends. It’s called Blackboard Chicago and is a summit for black men from all walks of life to come together and try to help each other be better men (both for the family and community as well as ourselves). When my mother pitched it to me, I will admit that I was hesitant. I didn’t necessarily know what all of that would entail but in my mind, I envisioned a day full of older men complaining about rap music and why the boys were skinny jeans. Still, I was trying to get out… Read More »Blackboard Chicago

Don’t Let Them Steal Your Eulogy

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[Originally written for my email list/newsletter back in April.] Around the anniversary of my father’s passing, I was speaking to my mother and she reminded me of something that happened that I had honestly forgotten about but is still an interesting story. At my father’s funeral, I delivered the eulogy. Leading up to this, I had put a lot of time and effort into putting it together. It was my final farewell to my father and I wanted to say what he might not have gotten to or share things people may not have known. When I was finished, I felt I’d made something very real, very heartfelt, and incredibly personal.… Read More »Don’t Let Them Steal Your Eulogy

2017 Indianapolis Literary Pub Crawl

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[Originally written on October 7th for my Email Newsletter.] September 30th was the Indianapolis Literary Pub Crawl and I was still unsure of what to expect or if what I’d prepared would be enough. I spent the morning getting ready super early and then walking in circles nervously checking to make sure I had everything. After about the eighth time, got everything tossed into the trunk and hopped on the road. Because I wanted to have time to sit down and relax before it all started, I set it up so I’d arrive at the hotel about two hours before the event. However, I ended hitting heavy traffic maybe half… Read More »2017 Indianapolis Literary Pub Crawl