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We Are People, After All


Last week, I went to dinner with @NYCityMama and her husband, @AlpahMom, @OutNumberedIsMe, and @TooFat2Serve. In the world of Twitter, I go by the handle @MakesMeHoller. NYCityMama is my Dominican/Puerto Rican sister from another mother. We've been cool since we first "met" in the blogosphere and just before Father's Day we got to hang. The wife and family met her and her family. We talked shop for a few minutes and they are a truly a lovely bunch. I wasn't worried about seeing her. The rest I wasn't so sure about...

But as it turns out they were a really cool group of people, all doing great things in their individual neck of the woods --- on their blogs and in their lives. Why? Because they were people, after all. Just like me.

It's been an interesting week. The previous post alone speaks to the comedy that can arise in very ordinary settings. Now that I've accumulated a combined 1,000+ subscribers/followers/friends across various social media, I wanted to once again thank you all for your patronage, encourage those of you who haven't yet joined in to do so, and to say we are all a community.

In accordance with the analogy and the photo above, I'm the Master of Ceremonies and this is my show, but it was never my desire for it to be solely about me. My initial desire was simply to vent. Showing the world or the 12 readers I had at the time that good black men exist arose out of my venting. Ultimately, this is your place to discuss, debate (lightly), and exhort and dish on what makes this whole life thing so great...us.

If you're here, it's because you can relate to some of this stuff in one way or another. Let your voice be heard, interact with the other people on the blog. Out of 1,000+ people, surely two people can begin a dialogue and learn a little bit more than they knew yesterday.

If you prefer the Facebook environment to this one, I'm over there. Just type in the name of the blog in the search window.

If you're a Twitter fiend, I'm over there as well. Check me and my friends out at @MakesMeHoller.

If you're a visual type and photography is your thing, I've over at Flickr building my network and my library of shots is growing on a weekly basis.

This is all about family... The same way a musician can unite, my aim is to unite all of you out there under the notion that love does still exist, good men (particularly good black men) are alive and well, and that we can all find the humor in the littlest to the largest of things. For example, the tight-ass pants I was wearing on Wednesday.

People comment to me online and off about the depth of my commentary. Thanks, I really do appreciate it. But I want to hear from you too. If any of you out there is interested in guest blogging and can put a sentence together, I'd love to hear from you (only serious inquiries only, please). It doesn't matter to me if you're black, white, purple, pink or polka dot. The content of a person's heart is not based on their skin color. I'm going to be out of town for the latter part of next week, so a guest would be a godsend.

Enjoy the weekend folks. I just came from the podiatrist and I'm off to the dentist where I get to be reminded once more in the span of ten days that I'm not the invulnerable, spring chicken I once was.

Peace out. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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