I don’t want to do this. Let the About page remain in default mode, like buying a wallet and keeping the fake pictures in the little plastic thingamajigs.

Never mind that my wallet doesn’t have those little plastic thingamajigs.

All right. You want a piece of me? Fine. I’m a short, chronically dissatisfied, financially-impaired, fuck-up. I’m currently living in my seventh city and trying (sometimes hard and sometimes barely at all) to make myself stick to this place.

I don’t understand most things, but that doesn’t stop me from having opinions about them.

I will pet your dog if you, and the dog, let me.

Yeah, things are going to hell, but things have always been going to hell. Why do you think coffee, gin, and chocolate were invented?

‘Nough said.

. . . Oh, you have something to say? Well, then, contact me at absurdist[at]gmx.com. We’ll just see how that goes.

PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT Ta-Nehisi Coates, but a former member of the Horde who put together the Civil War posts for her own purposes. I also do not have his current email, so if you want to reach him, please contact him via The Atlantic, not through me.


7 responses

18 06 2010
11 08 2010
21 09 2010

Hi, nice to meet you !

8 10 2012
Sandra Meunier Sebring

Hi! i love your pininterest board! πŸ™‚ There are answers inside you, and these photos and posts are signs about your sould… You just need think about what YOU want and keep moving forward, my friend πŸ™‚ ❀

8 10 2012
Sandra Meunier Sebring

SOUL, that was supposed to say SOUL’s song…

27 01 2016

Mr. Ta-Nahisi Coats, wow! I just discovered you, your book “Between the World and Me” and now your blog! I am an unlikely fan, I suppose, as a 57 year old, “white”, female, clinical social worker from the suburbs of Detroit. I work at the middle and high schools in Pontiac, which is about a half hour southeast of Flint (yes lead in the water Flint). Man there’s a lot of bad shit being done to African Americans in Michigan! I work in a School Based Health Center which as part of the ACA are popping up in many schools. As a white woman, and a newer therapist, I’m trying to find ways to communicate to the kids and families I serve that I understand, the best that I am able not being black, what they are going through as clients and as people. With that, I was wondering, is there a segment of your book, which I bought “on tape”, that you could recommend as part of a short curiculum for “my kids” for Black History month? I’m thinking of teaming up with a black teacher, or even enlisting the principal if possible, in making a segment of your book a feature of discussion for smaller groups of kids. The kids are from 12 to 15 at the MS, and 15 to 19 or so at the HS. Any thoughts? Wow, you are going to be so important! You are important of course, but what a beautiful message and gift you have to give humanity! You’ve been so busy in your short 40 years! Please watch out even more than ever “for your body”, your precious body. I felt the same way when Barack Obama was elected President, as I’m sure you were. I sense a Nobel Peace Prize in your future, but don’t let that go to your head too much.
PS. I just bought Thomas Sugrue’s book on Detroit. I also saw his interview of you. What a team you two make! I want to be of service in helping with community organizing in Detroit or Highland Park, MI. βœŠπŸΎπŸ‘ŠπŸ»βœŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸΏπŸ™ŒπŸΎ πŸ––πŸ½

27 01 2016

Sorry, “Coates”. (I got your first name correct!) πŸ™‚

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