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Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to be successful? *raises hand*

Haven’t we all wanted to be successful at whatever venture we put our minds and hearts into at some point in our lives?

“…insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”

We try and fail. We try and fail. We try and try and try until we get the results that we’ve been looking for. Albert Einstein once wrote “…insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” and when I look back at all…

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Recently, I realized that the Carolinas (and all over the U.S. potentially) don’t have common sense. I mean the saying “Common sense isn’t *that common” isn’t around for nothing but I think that it originated in places like the Carolinas.

I cannot tell you all how many times I’ve been “heckled” or discriminated on by a man or racially profiled by a White person or a Hispanic, because it’s becoming extreme and out of control; and I have to admit that it has affected my mental health.

I have not understood why men of all backgrounds in these states feel…

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I don’t know what made me do it but it had to be done. I popped the bottle of “So This Happened” Rose’ and had a couple cherry now-and-later’s then turned on my tv for it to watch me for a few hours.

This week alone has been very stressful and depressing.

I wish I could tell you more but the reality of the week is that I thought I had a plan together then a few hang ups and a delayed background check later suggested that I was omitting a previous or possibly current address and/or not who I…

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This topic may be too extreme for many but for the last few years I’ve had to deal with the reality of being a triple threat in the most inappropriate ways.

On Being Single

To a certain extent, being single is one of the most freeing statuses there are to date but it leaves you in limbo across many divides.

On one end, you’re looked at like a curse after a certain time frame or some type of nuisance amongst the married, the single-parents, the single-gays or even the single-students/recent students.

Something must be wrong with you because you haven’t become attached to…

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I’ve been single for years now. It’s no secret but then again, maybe it is because I don’t talk to many people nor do I advertise that I lack a mate, partner, boo thang, bae or whatever people call them nowadays.

I think that I have become so protective of myself that I have become accustomed to living by my own rules and minding my own business.

“I found that they could also be a means to allow attachments to souls that are less than likely to be anything that I’d connect with on a realistic level”

My writing and…

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These new millennials don’t have a heart for people. To be honest, it started way before the 80’s into Gen X by way of many of our parents, who didn’t attend college or became blue collar workers and have raised crappy little entitled human beings who lack compassion.

I myself was raised by a Gen X’er in the 80’s and was followed by a “New Millennial”/Gen Z’er who was born around the year 1996–97. I don’t know that my mother was really thinking when she did it but my sibling and I weren’t born with the same agenda in mind.

No one ever leaves their small towns to be a hero (or fall in love)…

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I’m up because Mr. Aubrey Graham aka Drake dropped a new album (no I haven’t listened to it in full as of yet), I fell asleep too early and it’s technically a holiday weekend.

My writing may slack back off in the coming weeks due to my schedule but while I have the time and capacity to build my thoughts into a constructive series of paragraphs I thought I’d drop these thoughts.

Have you ever noticed in a Hallmark or really cheesy Lifetime movie that the plot is usually about this big city girl (or guy) who heads back home…

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I think the neighbors are trying to kill each other. They might even be role playing but I’ve *already called the police two times [in reference to their antics] and found myself wrapped up in the interrogations of fact finding, and I’m just not interested.

The most recent nuisance happened today [2ND time in one week] while watching Only Murders In the Building on Hulu and I just sat there like — go figure AND it followed Vacation Friends, so you know my mind is all over the place.

I did nothing.

The last two days have been filled with…

My experiences with housing discrimination… *Updated

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Prior to relocating to the Carolinas, I lived on my own on older properties in nice areas in my home state. I never paid a deposit, my rent was always paid on time and the most I have ever complained about was… well I didn’t really have any problems to be honest.

Fast forward, over ten years later and I am going through hell.

I didn’t know what discrimination felt like until I moved to the Carolinas. It all started subtly then very started to become really bold.

After the dispute between my mother and I over the family home…

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For the last two years, I’ve been single and celibate — as in no companion, no sexual intercourse, no suitors, no one that I have expressed interest or any entanglements of any nature. The last situation I found myself in lasted a mere three months and I hated myself for it because I broke one of my own rules by mixing business and pleasure.

Being single for most of my adulthood has been a very freeing journey. Has it been lonely? Yes, but in my case — it has been beneficial.

Over the past 4–5 years alone, I have toggled…

C. Hunter

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