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People

Remember Oprah? She had a show for 25 years, and I only ever watched one episode in its entirety: the last one. In it, Oprah spoke, from the heart, about herself and the lessons she's learned over the years. Say what you want about Oprah, but after 4,560 episodes…

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Code

Your code is not a reflection of you. It isn’t a reflection of your beliefs, your upbringing, or your ability to be a good person. Your code is, however, a reflection of your thinking process at the time that you wrote it. Given our innate ability to change our…

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Followers

At the time of this writing, I'm on the brink of passing 5,000 followers on Twitter. I honestly couldn't care about how many followers I have, with two exceptions: each new follower means a larger network with which I can share my crazy thoughts and expertise, and also every…

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Needles

I lived in Charlotte, North Carolina for two years. Like many cities with a high number of corporate headquarters, Charlotte has seen a massive number of newcomers flocking towards jobs and opportunities. Add to that some fairly decent weather, affordably-priced housing, and a feel-good-family-friendly nature, and it's pretty obvious why…

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Literature, Twitterverse, Community, Latinos

Literature by American Latinos

Recently on Twitter, I asked for recommendations of authors of Latino/Hispanic descent. In particular, I wanted authors on the same level as Toni Morrison and Frederick Douglass: ones who could give me perspective on life in the US while brown. Here's what the Twitterverse came up with: Sandra Cisneros…

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