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Disrupting Convention

The My World page of Two Worlds won’t be your run-of-the-mill personal website. People have waded through enough substance-free content online. My view is that too many personal pages or biographical profiles are safe, homogenous, devoid of personality.

Visitors to the prior iteration of My World scrolled through a wide range of people and subjects that influence me. With a few dozen entries, the category was getting out of control. In particular when viewing on a mobile device in portrait mode - began redefining 'the infinite scroll'. People and subjects include: humor, fitness, Thomas Paine, Audrey Hepburn, John Cassavetes, Muhammad Ali, Christopher Hitchens. A miniscule extract of that category can be found below. I intend to expand on the original list, but compartmentalize things.

In the end, Two Worlds is eclipsed by an ordinary insight of the human experience that each of us knows but often forget: We simply want to share our story. To send out a transmission with the hope someone, somewhere picks it up and sees a reflection.



We Travel This Road But Once.


TO LIFE!
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What a World!


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From This Bad Self to His Bad Self.

Naturally, James Browns' legacy is far more profound to the African-American community than me. That said, his effect on me remains profound in its own way.

My first memory of Brown was watching him perform on tv. It was the legendary Cape routine. I was overwhelmed with a mix of emotions as Brown, on his knees, had the cape draped over him and slowly got back to his feet as a band member carefully sheperded him off stage. But just a few feet short of the wings Brown was suddenly hit with a bolt of energy, and he chucked off the cape and went back to entertain the audience. Just a kid, I thought, "Boy, this guy is trying really hard. He doesn't want to give up." I been diggin' His Bad Self in many ways ever since.

Northop-Frye

Frye was a university teacher, literary and social critic, essayist, and editor. Widely considered one of the most influential literary critics of the 20th century. Frye was the first to seriously consider and document a unified theory of literary criticism. What separates him from many others was the rigour and comprehensiveness of his judgements and critical structures. His ability to go to the heart of an argument and reshape it from within.

Northrop Frye's first two major works, Fearful Symmetry (1947) and Anatomy of Criticism (1957) established an international reputation that continues more than 26-years after his death.

humor

I love too many styles of humor and comedians to begin listing them. I will say this about humor: It is one of the most powerful qualities one can possess. Humor welcomes, enlightens, warns, heals, loves, makes ammends, is self deprecating, educates, softens harsh realities, empowers, beats bullies, cuts through bullshit, fosters courage and belief, seals deals, lessens tension and much, much more. Plus humor travels well across all society, races and cultures and is an essential quality in any era. Humor is no joke. It's the real deal.