For many years, family and friends have sent me letters, postcards, and birthday cars. There was a time when I would make an effort to send “thank you” notes. I have not idea when such practice ended for me. In …

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For many people, the pandemic has become a polarizing issue where some people believe the virus is real while others believe it is fake.  Within those that believe the pandemic is a real health threat, there are people who follow …

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Day 5, five items Today marks the fifth day of my 30-day Minimalism Game and the process is much harder than I thought. In one of their podcast, “The Minimalists” Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus talked about how around …

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Because of my age, this may be very strange to many people, but I love Harry Potter. I love the books; I love the films, and I love the Harry Potter Universe. I’m not a fanatic, and by that, I …

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When “Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch” came into the scene in 1991 with their song “Good Vibrations,” I immediately felt in love with the group and their music, and I secretly went bonkers over Marky Mark. Seeing him shirtless …

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Day 4, four items In the fall of 2019 (which seems like ages ago), I was directing my own play “Frida Kahlo: The Woman; The Artist.” It wasn’t a smooth experience because people kept dropping the show and replacing them …

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Day 3, three items Except for the “Travel Ireland Magazine” there is nothing special about these items. The magazines (there are three), were part of a trip I took to Dublin for a Gay Theatre Festival where I participated with …

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Every time I visit my mother, I look around her house and see that every surface, every corner, every wall, every space is her house is filled with stuff that has taken over her living space. We have talked about …

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Day 2, two items The first time I went to Disneyland was back in 1991. The person I went with, my adopted mother (more about that later), bought me a Steamboat Willie plush toy to remember the occasion. Years, later, …

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Day 1, one item.  About two years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a conference by and for people of color. I did not attend alone, there were many other colleagues from my college. After a long day attending …

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I have given myself the challenge to declutter my office in conjunction with playing the “30-day Minimalist Game,” which asks to get rid of items for 30 days non-stop. Not only that but the number of items you get rid …

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A couple of months ago or so I saw a Netflix documentary titled “My Octopus Teacher.” It has to do with the relationship between a man and an octopus he befriended while snorkeling. It is a very cool documentary; you …

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(Versión en español: #carlosmanueldicelaverdad) Wintertime brings out “the blues” in me. I think the medical term is “seasonal affective disorder (SAD),” which is the result of feeling sad and the feeling of having no energy. Those who work in the …

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