Category Archive: musings

dirge for #Ferguson: a song of condolence from a white ally

I have never feared death by police gunning, and I probably never will. Black men have good reason to, as the Ferguson case has made abundantly clear. This–being targeted, repeatedly and sometimes lethally–by the police, by the very laws that are built to protect Americans’ lives–is a whole new level of human rights violations, and it’s sadly not new at all.

opinion: “Crazy” is Not a Synonym for “Awesome”– notes on semantics from a Mental Illness Survivor

You wouldn’t know it if you just walked by it today, but this building houses the Psychiatric Institute of Washington. Back when I “did time” there almost a decade ago, anonymity was not… Continue reading

sketchbook: spacebar protecting me from the computer demons/ what I want film critics to tell me

sketchbook: spacebar protecting me from the computer demons while I edit my film, a photo by Nor Art Germs on Flickr. Another beautiful day outside and my entire body is buzzing from computer-overexposure… Continue reading

microstory: Music for Difficult Tasks

Happy Orthodox Easter Sunday everyone! This is what I listen to while cleaning my apartment. My father once told me, when I was very small and frustrated with the time it took me… Continue reading