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(Almost) One Year Later

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Feb 11, 2016 - So after a long hiatus, I blog again! It’s always a mixed bag when I have such lengthy absences. While I regret not updating and keeping a log going of what I’ve been up to, it’s usually because a lot is happening, and indeed this last year has been very busy! Work keeps progressing nicely. […]

Eyes Towards The Sky

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Aug 21, 2014 - He holds himself precariously between the three mountains. At this point, he can still touch all three at the same time, but the time has come for him to choose. He has been at this level for what feels like eternity. His right arm tenses as it pushes against the rocks. His legs bend and […]

Time Passes

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Dec 17, 2011 - This month, I’ll be finishing my tenure at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a decade since I started coming here, first competing at Rocky LaMontagne’s IPA Beat Battle, then eventually working the door for his shows. Years later, I’m leaving behind helping co-produce the Words and All That! events, […]

Tragedy

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Apr 18, 2007 - “Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.” -Stephen Jay Gould

Fresh For ’07

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Feb 3, 2007 - Yeaaaah Booyyyyeee!!! Greetings and salutations one and all. So 2007 starts off right for the firebird. I started a new job in Yonkers (HOORAY FOR ME BILLY!!! HOORAY FOR ME!!!) which will finally bring the stability I longed for. I feel reinspired as an artist thanks to my family and friends. And I feel like […]

A Lesson Learned About The Spirit of The Holiday: My Review of 2006

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Dec 26, 2006 - Greetings PhoenixRizin.com visitors! For a few days now I’ve toiled away trying to figure out what absolutely hilarious prose I was going to put together for my Christmas blog. But no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get into the Christmas spirit. 2006 has been challenging emotionally and financially for me and my […]

Turkey Day

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Nov 23, 2006 - Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope you’re all eating excessive amounts of turkey, cranberry sauce, yams, and whatever else is on the table this year. Unfortunately, the game I planned to release this year or the holiday is unfinished, but I’ll probably still put it up this year, as well as a special christmas game, so stay […]

Birthday Fun

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Oct 16, 2006 - Yesterday was my birthday. I relaxed (for once) and hung out with my fam. I went bowling and ate mad ribs and honey wings at BBQs. My mom made me a chocolate chip cake, and all was right in the world. Thanks to everyone who sent birthday wishes by phone, email, and MySpace. The most […]

Party Like It’s 1999

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Jan 1, 2006 - MERRY NEW YEAR! 2006 is the year to make stuff happen. So many have dealt with pain and suffering this past year with the tsunami, the hurricanes, earthquakes, violence abroad and at home, as well as everyone’s own personal losses. Though you can never forget the past, its important to survive and move on, to […]