Category: History

Notebook Sketch. What I Saw Outside My Window in 1978 (1/5/2021)

Disclaimer: I have a vivid imagination. That could be an understatement. Nonetheless, I have never doubted what I saw outside of my bedroom window in the summer of 1978. I remember hearing something outside (the window was open), an oscillating sound and when I got […]

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We Met in Biology Class (8/1987)

It was my first day at Peabody High School and so far so good. However, this next period was a little tricky. A “directive” was set in my heart to get to the next class as quickly as possible. I rushed up or down some […]

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No Strings, Please: A Lesson in Leaping (2013)

It was November 2012 and I just arrived back at the studio on Illinois Ave in Northwest DC, from a meeting with a local PBS station about developing my web series, The Angle. It would be collaborative effort in that the station had enough pull to present […]

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Close Ties: Tying on a New Tradition (Update)

It’s been nine years since I released Close Ties: Tying on a New Tradition and just this year one half of the duo profiled in the doc, Wilbur “Chill” Wilson has passed away from pancreatic cancer. He wasn’t given much time to live by the […]

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Screenplay Awards! (6/2019)

Even though I write, as in I use a pen to write sentences on paper (that might eventually be a story or some collection of points)… or even type quite a bit in my computer, I never called myself a writer, for one superficial reason: […]

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Advanced Artistry: Christylez Bacon (2008)

This was the first music project I’d executive produce. Which simply meant, I’d make sure the resources were there to make it happen, from start to finish. I didn’t contribute to the musical side in any way. I did however, do the photography and design […]

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The Marble I Placed in Concrete circa 1977

As of the summer of 2010, the marble was still there. I’ve always been tempted to cut a slice of the concrete out and keeping it. I’d ask the current owner and replace it with new concrete. My mother thinks it should stand until it […]

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DECA Pictures: First Year at Peabody (Fall 1987 to Spring 1988)

At this point I was comfortably settled in to my new school, Benjamin Peabody High School, located in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was making some new friends there, but I persuaded two of my newly formed close friends from Wilkinsburg to […]

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