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Woke up with this album in mind. Proceeded to play it loudly and dance wildly on the way to work and in the parking lot. A solid #personalfavorites album. Front to back. I distinctly remember playing this in my Pops’ Lumina after I installed a CD player for the car. Looking back, that was pretty cool that he let me do that. This will ensure a great day for me! #insearchof #NERD

Woke up with this album in mind. Proceeded to play it loudly and dance wildly on the way to work and in the parking lot. A solid #personalfavorites album. Front to back. I distinctly remember playing this in my Pops’ Lumina after I installed a CD player for the car. Looking back, that was pretty cool that he let me do that. This will ensure a great day for me! #insearchof #NERD

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I looked at my bobble head assortment this morning and wanted to include one in my school picture. My coworker suggested Mr. T so I grabbed him. And here’s the result. No time for the jibba jabba. Worth noting, one of my colleagues wore a Captain America mask and had the shield too for his picture. #fun #MrT #personalfavorites #pityingfoolsisahabit

I looked at my bobble head assortment this morning and wanted to include one in my school picture. My coworker suggested Mr. T so I grabbed him. And here’s the result. No time for the jibba jabba. Worth noting, one of my colleagues wore a Captain America mask and had the shield too for his picture. #fun #MrT #personalfavorites #pityingfoolsisahabit

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Walked into the building this morning and saw some students putting these on lockers. I’m choosing to believe that “Gotta keep your head up” is from 2Pac. What a welcome sight on a Monday morning! The youth get it, they really do and we have to support them and get with it too. #personalfavorites #positivity #love #peace #everylifematters

Walked into the building this morning and saw some students putting these on lockers. I’m choosing to believe that “Gotta keep your head up” is from 2Pac. What a welcome sight on a Monday morning! The youth get it, they really do and we have to support them and get with it too. #personalfavorites #positivity #love #peace #everylifematters

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One of the windows that faces west that opens in my classroom. Great day with the 722 Crew. Big plans, big plans I say, for the Crew this year. Unlimited heights await. #personalfavorites #722Crew #ThePowerIsYours #CaptainPlanetsteez

One of the windows that faces west that opens in my classroom. Great day with the 722 Crew. Big plans, big plans I say, for the Crew this year. Unlimited heights await. #personalfavorites #722Crew #ThePowerIsYours #CaptainPlanetsteez

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#tbt Had to dig up a Spinning Hills Middle School version of myself in honor of working in a middle school now. Headphones for the bus were a must and I had the ill personalized tapes I made or my CD player with 3 second anti-skip protection. Live from our linoleum (with concrete underneath) floored, thin-walled, one small step above the projects code base housing. Page Manor was the spot! #personalfavorites #FUBU

#tbt Had to dig up a Spinning Hills Middle School version of myself in honor of working in a middle school now. Headphones for the bus were a must and I had the ill personalized tapes I made or my CD player with 3 second anti-skip protection. Live from our linoleum (with concrete underneath) floored, thin-walled, one small step above the projects code base housing. Page Manor was the spot! #personalfavorites #FUBU

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Mwaramutse! I have to thank my friends in Kigali, Rwanda and my friends from Grace that went on the trip with me for the delicious gift of coffee. I was not a coffee drinker (at all; more of a tea fan) before the trip but the coffee in Rwanda smelled so good that I had to have some. Now I’m the guy with the insulated thermos that keeps coffee hot for the whole work day. And every cup I have reminds me of my friends in Rwanda and the awesome work of reconciliation and community they are doing with the ALARM organization. Here’s to a fine ku wa mbere (Monday). Umunsi mwiza. #umuryango #Kigali #ALARM #personalfavorites #Kinyarwanda

Mwaramutse! I have to thank my friends in Kigali, Rwanda and my friends from Grace that went on the trip with me for the delicious gift of coffee. I was not a coffee drinker (at all; more of a tea fan) before the trip but the coffee in Rwanda smelled so good that I had to have some. Now I’m the guy with the insulated thermos that keeps coffee hot for the whole work day. And every cup I have reminds me of my friends in Rwanda and the awesome work of reconciliation and community they are doing with the ALARM organization. Here’s to a fine ku wa mbere (Monday). Umunsi mwiza. #umuryango #Kigali #ALARM #personalfavorites #Kinyarwanda

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What a day it has been. On the road for the gig this weekend. Saw my homie @jboogieb today. And I decided to bring these guys out tonight. It’s been awhile since they’ve left the house so I figured why not. We shall #jaaam accordingly as usual this evening in the name of love. #personalfavorites #nocellphonesonthedancefloor

What a day it has been. On the road for the gig this weekend. Saw my homie @jboogieb today. And I decided to bring these guys out tonight. It’s been awhile since they’ve left the house so I figured why not. We shall #jaaam accordingly as usual this evening in the name of love. #personalfavorites #nocellphonesonthedancefloor

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#tbt high school graduation day with my grandparents. Grandma is having a partial mastectomy in a couple of weeks (she had a benign brain tumor a couple of years ago). I was told she didn’t want the grand kids to know; we will forever be her babies. That’s fine by me. She worked in schools once upon a time and has long been encouraging. And my grandfather is a long-time golfer. Little bit of this, little bit of that. Williams family ties, from Arkansas to Mississippi on up to Michigan City and everywhere in between. #personalfavorites #family #grandmagonbeaite #notsurewhyhehasonsunglasses haha

#tbt high school graduation day with my grandparents. Grandma is having a partial mastectomy in a couple of weeks (she had a benign brain tumor a couple of years ago). I was told she didn’t want the grand kids to know; we will forever be her babies. That’s fine by me. She worked in schools once upon a time and has long been encouraging. And my grandfather is a long-time golfer. Little bit of this, little bit of that. Williams family ties, from Arkansas to Mississippi on up to Michigan City and everywhere in between. #personalfavorites #family #grandmagonbeaite #notsurewhyhehasonsunglasses haha

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"Self-control is a function of self-discipline." From "365 Meditations for Teachers" by Greg Henry Quinn. The book was a gift from a colleague. Here’s to another year, in a new place doing new things. New opportunities as well. #meditations #personalfavorites #weiwuwei

"Self-control is a function of self-discipline." From "365 Meditations for Teachers" by Greg Henry Quinn. The book was a gift from a colleague. Here’s to another year, in a new place doing new things. New opportunities as well. #meditations #personalfavorites #weiwuwei

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Celebrating love today with awesome people at Avon Gardens. We shall #jaaam accordingly. #personalfavorites #allblackisreallyhotinAugust #aintnothinbutaparty #lightyeargroovin

Celebrating love today with awesome people at Avon Gardens. We shall #jaaam accordingly. #personalfavorites #allblackisreallyhotinAugust #aintnothinbutaparty #lightyeargroovin