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AS Talks with my Son

 

I decided that since you love me enough to buy me an expensive ass pizza, I’d just go get some seeds and drinks from the corner store, that’s usually less than 15$ dollars which is just less than a pizza no matter where I get it + Tip. WHY IS TIPPING A THING?

 

Because people are not paid a living wage. Restaurant Service industry people make less than $3 an hour and depend on tips to make the ends meet.

 

Why would you take a job that didn’t pay a living wage?

 

‘Cause you gotta work and that is all you can get, mainly because that is what is being offered in the Labor Market (concept). At one time in America there was a sentiment that it was unAmerican to tip. Economic times do change.

Community · ethnography · Language · poetry · research

Generations 3

 

I don’t know the girl

called Shut Up Arianna

her mother I know

Shut Up Ari’s mom

was called Raggedy Ho by

her mom, Stupid Bitch

Shut Up Ari speaks

like those around her whose speech

and affect are flat

Tell me: Why does a toddler have ample amounts of time to stand in the window or doorway and shout her cousin’s name? He is 10, and tired of babysitting, wants to play with other boys, his peers. Why is Raggedy Ho not engaging her daughter, not interacting with her except for Shut Up, Arianna? Is it only me, or does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?

Authors · Books · Language · literacy

20 Favorite Reads in no particular order

Anthem, Ayn Rand

The Group, Mary McCarthy

Blood Child, Octavia Butler

The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

In Love & Trouble, Alice Walker

Five Smooth Stones, Ann Fairbairn

Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

The Stand, Stephen King

The Mad Man, Samuel R. Delany

The Joys of Motherhood, Buchi Emecheta

Seven Japanese Tales, Junichiro Tanizaki

Band of Angels, Robert Penn Warren

Maus I and II, Art Spiegelman

A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn

Midaq Alley, Naguib Mahfouz

Stories in Stone, Douglas Keister

The Complete Stories, Flannery O’Connor

Collected Stories, Tennessee Williams

Why I am Not a Christian, Bertrand Russell

Go Tell it on the Mountain, James Baldwin