“You Do This To Me”

You came and you changed my world. –MJ (Liberian Girl) 1) It’s two days until Michael Jackson’s birthday. When my friend BL told me it was his mother’s birthday on August 25th, I responded that it’d be Michael Jackson’s birthday on the 29th. His next words were, “So what?” Our friendship ended on that subway ride, (after an hour of I […]

Obon: To the Dearly Departed… The Joy of Life

Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word life, it means forever, and that’s a mighty long time, but I’m here to tell you there’s something else… Prince (Let’s Go Crazy) In various parts of Japan from August 13 to August 15, the Japanese celebrate Obon. Many leave their apartments and […]