Names

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Regardless of my music, I have often gone by my first name only. It stands independently, well enough. How many other Brockas do you know? When i call and make a dinner reservation, I’m internally like ‘do you really need my last name!?’ Not to sound like a narcissist but come-on man! Can’t it be a singular pronoun like Cher, Madonna, Rihanna, Beyoncé? I would like to eventually be able to market myself as such, yes, admittedly. If I were to say “Elton”, you may immediately assume Elton John. Rightfully so, it’s 3 syllables; it rolls off the tongue well. Also, how many Eltons do you know? There is a cadence to names, labels, advertising, marketing. What can we easily … Read More

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Recording Existence

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Thursday. Or in social media parlance, #tbt : Throwback Thursday. The hashtag thing is trivial and annoying, or casual and fun -depending on your mood that day or which side of the coin you are always on. Not the point of the post. I’ve been journaling since I was 12. I do vaguely recall a gift years prior of a proper ‘diary’ : dark leather, gold embossed, with a lock and tiny accompanying key. When I was gifted it, I was too young: to stay with one thought, to have a worthy secret, to have anything genuinely interesting to say. Is it hormones that first lend to privacy? Probably, yes. We are the only animals which can stay attached to … Read More

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Jack and John

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Last night I came across an article that not only irritated me for its obvious clickbait ridiculousness, but just for its general ridiculousness of inquiry. Who is the type of person to seek out writing the journalism piece Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John ? None other than the liberal bastion of dying hope known as The New York Times. Seeing as how i’ve just put together this blogpost in less than 30 minutes, maybe the author could’ve just as easily investigated the long history and commonality of the name John first? I thought I’d tackle two. Both highly innocuous and pretty powerful.  Is it because they are one syllable and easy to remember, that they’ve stood … Read More

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This Makes Me Sad

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I generally don’t give a fuck. Honestly, I really only do when I’m driving -when people are going below the speed limit. Essentially if you are speeding, you are very much left to your own vices. People tail you to get away with the same. Others cautiously hold back and watch the anxious in-and-out and around drivers, only gaining ahead a few cars…to never really get ahead, but by 45 seconds. Seriously, science. It has been proven: when ‘speeding’ the average driver only saves 3 minutes. Is 3 minutes worth a car accident or a life? If I can give you one piece of advice as a ‘speed racer’ race car driver, NEVER rely on blinkers. Peripherally, always watch wheels. … Read More

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Time Loop

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‘Oh Hi’ existing blog, sorely neglected because all the thoughts stay lodged in my brain, either over-thought or neglected after a whimsy of interest; verses each tended to, uncovered, investigated…as if *steps* are needed before I can actually just sit down and write it. So many whims and flutters of interest, intrigue, insight. To sit and disclose one thought means I must pontificate on the subject whole-heartedly, as if it needed googling and thorough research. Do we come into any day-to-day conversations needing prior research? As if that is what our cell phones sitting on restaurant dining tables insinuates. And if only this were the case…Oh if people were so intelligent they would have less to say. Let us all … Read More

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