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mike brown

As a response to all the terrible things happening in Ferguson in Missouri, I want to get better at using my voice, my words, and my songs to actively speak out against injustice that I see in the world.  After Trayvon Martin died last year, I wrote a song in his memory.  I never got around to recording it and I still haven’t yet done so although I want to.  I figured I’d at least share the lyrics and hope that it might connect with someone else who has a heavy heart in the midst of all the unnecessary loss of black lives that happens on such a regular basis.  The song is called “Skittles and Ice Tea.”  If I do get around to recording it, I’ll plan to update this post with a link.


So I’ve finally decided to get back into blogging. I’ve been thinking about it for a good while now and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge. Why now? Well I’ve been sick for the last 3 days and don’t have much else I can do. That’s good enough motivation for me! Anyway, there are several reasons why I’ve been hesitant about entering into the blogosphere. Which leads me to this first post: 5 reasons why I shouldn’t be blogging. I’ve found that self-deprecation is a great way to either ease tension/lighten a mood or to make things awkward. If this first entry has either of these effects on you, then I will call this a successful entry. So without further ado: