It’s my set

Been hittin the gym three times a week after work. Finally hit 225 on my bench!!!

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Echo park

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Living in the Solution

Living in the Solution blog post

2am to 9pm work pattern for a former drug dealer turn to get his life right
So  there are two magazine that I like to read. One of them being  GQ . A few nights ago I’m reading an article, yes there are articles in GQ , about this guy  who started a little league baseball league in the middle of one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in New Jersey, Camden . The coaches of this league are comprised of hometown boys who grew up in Camden. One of the coaches was a former dealer  who turned his life around. Between operating a fork lift and going back to school,  this dude was doing crazy hours!!!! 2am to 9pm for two years!!!!!! These long hours were an eye catcher in themselves , but what really caught me was the term to explain this period in this life; he was “living in the solution”.
You see, many people can find “solutions” or remedies to life’s ailments, but to find and to be in it are two diametrically opposing ideologies. When you are in the solution, you are insulated. for example, I see this bad chick walking to class, and she is destined to be my wife, the solution to this burning desire is to approach her , say “I like your backpack; it is Jansport”? and get married. People who are knowledgeable but lack the balls to act, are those who acknowledge these solutions, but do nothing. They can see every move on the court. They know how government should operate. They have the solution to ending famine, but in the end , its just knowledge and bable. You see, to live is a verb . And whether it be past tense , present tense or future tense when are are living in a solution, you are insulated in its ideology, obsessed with its ramifications and hell bent on seeing it through. its all that matters.  I think celebrities , successful business people are living in a solution. Every move they make is one toward achieving a goal. I swear , sometimes I just want to break my damn phone. I spend so much time on Instagram and Facebook worshipping  the falsified status and place of other people, that Im not living my own life.
Its almost like a drug. Every day I start with some crazy ass long list of what i’m going to accomplish and then I end up no where close to finishing it . the problem for me , I think , is that I’m not irritated enough with my current situation. I always talk about what needs to change but the burning desire to really act on it is fleeting . One minute the passion is there, the next hour , its all about articles online.  At this point in my life, I want so bad to change my current reality. Im making a very Big decision to act make my dreams a reality. It was so hard to decide my next move, but it was necessary.
we’ll see what happens.
Peace.
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Santa Monica

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Kicks

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Not a huge fan of Kobe shoes. But these are dope!

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Dodger stadium

Chillin’ at dodgers stadium.

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Kevin Hart is White

Last night I watched the Kevin Hart movie “About Last Night”. Like most Kevin Hart movies, the joint was funny. There were some good punchlines and the movie overall was just a smooth piece of work. Everyone is wondering how this relates to the title of my post. Well let me explain (get it , that was a title to one of Kevin Hart’s standup pieces ….? I know; I am clever)

There is one seen where Kevin Hart’s Character  Bernie , is racing Danny ( Michael Ealy ) in the swimming pool. Bernie is the first to reach the other side of the pool and as the race to the finish comes to an end, conversation ensues. It would seem to be a scene that is not that notable, besides the crude conversation and humor, but you have two black men swimming for sport! In the water swimming according to  their own volition. Why does this matter. BECAUSE BLACK MEN SWIM!!!!!! we play golf, we enjoy tennis, hiking, some like camping and fishing. It’s not a white thing or black thing , its a thing for whoever decides to enjoy it. At times, it almost would seem if some sort of recreational segregation exist, excluding those who have more melanin from participating or from being perceived as interested in things outside of basketball and dominoes.

The typical perception of Black men needs to change. A true post racial america wont see Kevin Hart swimming as white , but rather as a man interested in nautical activities. and oh yeah, he’s black. The media plays a strong part in typecasting african men. The viewpoint of who we are  falls victim to ABC or McDonald commercials will paint us as they see fit.  Kudos Kevin to your contribution to change. I’ll be front and center for the next flick june 2oth.

 

Peace.

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