i am a writer.
Sometimes, i can bust stuff out wit a quickness.
When i’m able to bust stuff out wit a quickness, it’s because it has been on my mind already, for awhile, so its been thought about and dissected and put together again.
Other times, it takes me awhile. That’s because i’m trying to get as many
ducks in a row as possible (sources, background, context).
i’ve got some time on my hands now, so i’ll be doing some more writing on what i think is important, and why.
i’ll be sharing that with you, here and elsewhere.
I suspect I’m not the only one who (re)turned to HBO’s The Wire in the aftermath of actor Michael K. Williams’ death on September 6. It wasn’t the first time I’ve binged the series since it went off the air more than 10 years ago and it definitely won’t be the last. This time around, however, the words of writer Walter Mosley accompanied my viewing: just
as writing is rewriting, watching is rewatching.In rewatching The Wire, I noticed something that I had seen before but never really paid attention to…
The New Broom Sweeps Clean, But The Old Broom Knows The Corners
I loved Michaela Coel’s “I May Destroy You” on HBO. I found its presentation to be fresh, exciting, almost other-worldly. I was transfixed every episode. I joined with the chorus of those who exalted Coel, and I was happy for her winning the 2021 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
Michael K. Williams’ possible overdose death on September 6, 2021, has affected me deeply. I didn’t know the brutha. I never met him. But I LOVED-DE-DED me some him thanks to HBO. I understand those were fictional characters that he portrayed — embodied — but his death has still affected me.
This is the last time I listen to social media noise about a film.
March 2021 —
I didn’t see the film Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo when it first came out, but I did see it. Not a boycott … just late as all hell. Back before I realized that…
I am an independent, grassroots, freelance journalist. That means “freely unemployed.”
Hook ya’ sista’ up with a couple of coins if you appreciate my words and work.
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