Posts Tagged ‘backlikeweneverleft’

 

guess who's back

As I open up this page, scroll through the website and acclimate myself all over again, I realize we may need to change the name of the website.  It appears we actually left for awhile, clearly  I have.  It’s been over two years since I last touched base and engaged your mind.  That’s a pretty long time, given the fact that my mind is always racing.  In support of those who been rocking with us, waiting on a consistent flow we’ve heard you.  I’m sure we lost a few readers along the lines and apologies are in order.  It’s like starting all over again, I don’t know where to begin, what to speak on, or how deep I want to go.   Both Handy and I, fell off tremendously but I remain humbled by those that still ask when will I post again.  With that said, sticking true to our name allow me to sneak back in like I never left.

When you leave something for a long time and return to it,  certain things happen.  Memories comeback, while some are good, some are bad depending  on the life experiences.  There are two major things you tend to think;   (more…)

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crabs-in-a-barrel-ka-son-reeves

Hey what’s going on good people, it’s one half of the crew returning. I was told to step my post game up since I stay away too long. Realized I do need to get on my grind for you guys. With that said, let me get on it. As always I was having an interesting conversation with peers. The topic of choice was about cultural dynamics and the togetherness noted throughout different communities. The conversation progressed into several subtopics and the hierarchy found throughout different cultures. Based on the title of this piece I am sure everyone is wondering where I am going with this whole concept. Of course my wheels were spinning again causing me to come on BLWNL.com and talk my talk. Walk with me for a minute as I travel this path.

Given that I am an African-American male in my late 20’s I tend to view life as it relates to me first. Then I try to see life from a different perspective and combine the two ideals. As previously stated the conversation was about different cultures and I became so intrigued and disappointed at the same time. The concept of strengthening a community from within appeals to me as a community driven person. As I sat down and viewed other cultures, ultimately I had to compare my own. The black community or African American community is that of which I have always identified, so I speak from what I know. The Jewish and Asian cultures are two of which I believe are structurally intact. They come in, set up shop, profit, bring family in, move on to the next situation. The Jewish as well as the Asian also assist others that may not be family. Meaning if they identify with you they attempt to help you succeed in some form or fashion. I respect that 100%, something unfortunately I feel the African American community has gotten away from.

Naturally everyone has heard the cliché of “crabs in a barrel” but what does it really mean. For those of you whom have been living under a rock all of your life, picture this concept. (more…)

stuck in a box

 

Growing up you’re bred to work.  Many of us have dreams of the types of jobs we would love to work.   However, as we matriculate through life sometimes we fall short from our dream job.   Other times our dream job may not be a stable money making profession leaving us stuck in the pursuit of something more financially pleasing.   Given the fact that life is expensive,  every one understands.   The thing that we tend to lose is what we want to do verses what we need to do.   I was listening to a Kanye interview he was giving with Ricky Smiley last month that really caught my attention.  Those that know me know that Kanye is one of my favorite artists out right now, so I really locked on his conversation.  He mentioned the concept of not being put in a box, which spoke volumes to me.   I tend to draw motivation from various avenues, often times from the rap world.  With that said, Kanye mentioned in his statement that he was more than a just a rapper.   As I heard those words I instantly understood and knew exactly what he meant.   In my understanding of his ( Kanye’s) interview, my gears got to grinding again.   This time I decided to return to BLWNL to share thoughts with everybody.

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#2

Guess who’s back!?!?!  Yea man its  one half of your favorite thought-provoking pair returning to stir some stuff up.    I guess our site title fits us well,  the way we go missing for so long.  Looked up and we haven’t said anything in a couple of months, doing a lot of nothing and a little of everything.   Well I have returned in rare form and I come baring gifts.  For starters this post is strictly for all you good people out there: the followers, friends, casual drop in visitors, etc.   In my most humble of voices THANK YOU.   We have officially hit the two year mark for the site and I know we wouldn’t be here without the support of everyone.  This year was not as productive as it should have been for us, slacked a lot on the writing tip.    In retrospect numbers increased, so somebody out there checking for us.   With that said we got two years under our belt.   Sophomore slump hit us hard, but don’t let that keep you away from checking on the BLWNL crew. 

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anniversary

What’s going on good people, been a minute but we haven’t forgot about everybody. I will admit several interesting topics, have slipped through the cracks.  Trust and believe people get on us about this.   Don’t worry we are really just beginning though,  2013 will be bigger and better.   On that note it’s almost the end of 2012.  For us this month embarks on our one year existence.  I personally have been pleased with the progression of “backlikeweneverleft” but we wouldn’t have made a year without the support of everyone who continues to keep up with us.  On that note thank you for your support, it’s greatly appreciated.  As I reflect on our year as a site, I realized this is about the time people reflect on their own year.

People are currently battling with themselves trying to determine what to “change” in the new year.  December is probably the most reflective month of the year, everyone is thinking about what went right and what went wrong.  Rightfully so; as you complete the full calendar year, you either hope to forget or wish duplicate moving forward.  Unfortunately during this season people suffer strongly from points of depression.  As I look at the psyche that goes into this month, this time of the year, this season; it may be easy to  embrace the negativity.  We as a people tend to do that far too often, accepting the negative as the full picture; overlooking the brighter side of things.  For many this is the perfect time to rid one’s self of the things holding them back.  At this very moment I’m sure people are looking forward to the new year and the new found life.  A major number of people are aimlessly picking their brains, with attempts to gain some form of new gratification.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR’S

Posted: January 3, 2012 by Puff in Uncategorized
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Happy New Year’s to all of our wonderful followers and those who are planning to come aboard.  We would like to take the time to apologize for our delay in content. The end of 2011 kept us both very busy, but nevertheless we are BACK LIKE WE NEVER LEFT. A few current events may have slipped through the cracks, but don’t worry in 2012 we plan to bring you bigger and better topics. We are looking forward to more responses, welcoming any conversation.  Our goal is to keep you guys wanting more. We are open to topics, suggestions, and anything that could get us to the next level.  We have no set audience, so do feel free to introduce anybody to our site. Much love to those of you who have tuned in. We hope that you guys have enjoyed everything thus far, but trust and believe the curtains have just opened. Ladies and gentlemen, in the words of the great Terrell Owens (TO)…. ” get your popcorn ready.”