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Joe Q's Mornin' Warm Up W/ Christopher Priest! | Issue #22

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Dropped in Danger! | Marvel Battleworld | Episode 1

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Detroit woman who organized 'Slaves Narratives' at Library of Congress p...

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Insurance Card, Please A few days before Christmas of 2016, I stopped by an urgent care health clinic, so I could attempt to get some clarity on what was going on with my legs and hands.I learned that the tingles in my lower legs—which I was now feeling in my left hand—was a result of diabetic neuropathy.The nerve endings in my extremities were now becoming damaged, and it was leaving a permanent state of “edginess” in my feet and hands.Worse—after a fashion—I was now finding that my driving foot would start falling asleep when I would drive, sometimes mere minutes after I got started with a trip.For well over a year at that point I was wearing these stockings that reportedly help manage circulation better.Only it wasn’t really getting better. I made the choice that I needed to get healthier.Part of that was going to involve exercise.Back in 2013, a Planet Fitness workout center opened up in a shopping plaza near Eight Mile and Woodward Avenue in Detroit.I had occasionally thought about…

The Troubled Philosopher: Black Lives Matter 2020

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Unsolicited Anecdote #8090 (or thereabouts; I don’t keep exact track. I should probably sleep on this and edit later, but… Ah, heck. I might as well go all in.)

This is a bus stop near the intersection of Telegraph Road and 12 Mile, well to the northwest of Detroit’s city limits. It’s well into the suburbs. There’s road construction work being done on this stretch of road, so the bus stop itself was apparently deemed off-limits (hence the yellow tape) in the interim. The statement with ‘Maya Angelou’ in tinier spray-paint is paraphrased from a quote attributed to the late author & activist; “Nothing will work unless you do”. For comparison, closely related is an often quoted biblical edict, James 2:26, “Faith without Deeds (work) is Dead..” As of 2020, this would be technically my second stint working at city government here; my time at the city’s Health Department was upended with the city’s bankruptcy declaration in 2013. At the time, the entire Health Department was “zeroed ou…

Mushroom Ginger Chicken

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Mojo Grilled Chicken

Mojo Grilled Chicken

Smoked Meatloaf

Smoked Meatloaf

Five Minute Skillet Corn

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Helping black owned restaurant survive COVID-19

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