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Rest in Peace, Aunt Drayde

When I was a kid, the family would go to Aunt Drayde’s house for crab feasts. Newspaper spread across the table and the red-orange crabs like living sculptures. Sometimes we would go with her and Auntie A. to buy the crabs, bring them back, and I’d be in the kitchen watching her cook them. I…

Rest In Peace, Kenneth

Twenty nine years old. So young. Respect and love, cousin. Technically, first cousin once removed, which (I had to look it up) qualifies as nephew. But nephew doesn’t seem quite right. I guess… Apparently, there had been a storm brewing for a long time. There’s only so much a person can take and only so…

LGN 118 – Exhale

Inside: Travel well, Hua Davis | Exhale fat | Articles re: mental toughness | The 40% rule | How to deal Hua Davis was more than a hiker. She was an ultra mega hiker and a pillar in the hiking and outdoor community in the Mid-Atlantic. I didn’t know Hua personally but I knew of her. She…

LGN 115: Recovery

I am very drowsy. First, I’d like to start off on a negative note. I don’t like Cigna. As I was laying on the gurney, IV dripping Xanax and antacid into my veins, the doctor stopped by briefly and said I owed him big time because they had just gotten off the phone from battling…

Rest in Peace, Debbie

Debbie is my cousin: the oldest child of one of my maternal aunts. I found out today that she passed away last week. We found out today, I should say. So damn sad. Debbie was talented, kind, generous and she could be so sweet despite the fact that she was in pain, I think. She had…