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Best Year Ever 2017: Mixtape

I’m ending 2017 strong, and today, it’s my end of the year mixtape to close out what has ostensibly been a very weird year. The songs were pulled from my last.fm profile. In case you’re just joining us, the Best Year Ever mixtape is a nine year tradition. I went back and tagged my previous…

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Best Year Ever 2017: Movies

My penultimate offering for Best Year Ever, movies. I saw a LOT of movies this year, which isn’t saying much, since I’m a cinephile in every definition. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve seen this year. Click through the pictures to purchase them on Amazon. Honorable Mentions: North by Northwest, The Graduate,…

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Best Year Ever 2017: Books

The Best Year Ever series continues with the best books that I’ve read this year. At my job, I have time to read. Shocking, I know. It gives my eyes a rest, since I’m on a computer all day. So, I started reading voraciously again. I noticed a sea change in my reading habits in…

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Best Year Ever 2017: Photographs

2017 was a big blur, like I’m sure I’m going to be saying over the next few days. I was not where I needed to be financially, so I had to severely scale back in my road trips. And you know how much I live for road trips. And because I was forced to stepped…

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Best Year Ever 2017: Posts

I guess it goes without saying that 2017 has been bonkers for me. A lot of personal and professional changes, and I feel like I’m in a good place now. I’m slowly making changes for 2018, too. I hope you’ll join me. In the meantime, I continue with my annual Best Year Ever project, summing…

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Fruitvale Station (2013)

Sorry for not keeping up with this. Life’s been a handful to say the least. I’m trying to sort things out, so hopefully I can start posting regularly again. I still vividly remember watching the footage of Oscar Grant’s murder on New Year’s Day 2009. Phones were becoming smarter every day. Citizen journalism was on…

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