I am noticing, as I continue on this journey of writing my memoir, that writing is my state of mind. I also notice that I take a lot of notes. But, it dawned on me the other day that notes are no good if I don’t read them. If I don’t use them. What I’m doing now it going over my notes. Notes from books I’ve read, notes from online classes, notes from business courses, notes from church services and Buddhism courses, notes from writing courses, notes from cooking shows and notes from podcasts. All these notes help me – they come together for my memoir. And many notes, I’m finding, stir me up and enhance my memory and are my “ah-ha’ moments. I know now that I already have what I need to succeed in writing my memoir.
I am reading “Born A Crime” by Trevor Noah here is a quote from the book:
“Language brings with it an identity and a culture, or at least the perception of it. A shared language says “We’re the same.” A language barrier says “We’re different.” The architects of apartheid understand this. Part of the effort to divide black people was to make sure we were separated not just physically but by language as well. In the Bantu schools, children were only taught in their home language. Zulu kids learned in Zulu. Tswana kids learned in Tswana. Because of this, we’d fall into the trap the government had set for us and fight among ourselves, believing that we were different.”
The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit is a seven-episode series, on Netflix. Set in the Cold War-era, it is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius: that of Beth Harmon, a highly talented female chess player. Since watching the series I now want to learn chess. I found an inexpensive chess board at Bealls Outlet store. I’ll watch videos on http://www.chess.com and learn how to play the game. Anyone else want to learn chess?
I have been a DJ for many years. I started in New York City at WBAI 99.5FM and ended my career at WPRK 91.5FM in Orlando Florida. I have always enjoyed DJing and music. I’ve found the perfect global radio tuner http://www.radio.garden.com. I can listen to any radio station around the world. I use the Shazam app http://www.shazam.com to locate the song and then I go to Spotify http://www.spotify.com and look for the artists and add them to one of my playlists. I write and read to music.
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