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About me

Gender Male
Industry Technology
Occupation Author/User Experience (UX) Professional
Location Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Introduction I'm a poet who writes about the gritty side of life, imparting messages of hope and optimism. Also an aspiring renaissance man—singer, artist, voice actor, cook, and UX professional. Author of "Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics" (2012). http://www.buddahdesmond.com/
Interests Music, Singing, Acting, Performing, Writing, Art, Reading, Cooking/Baking, Computers/Technology, and so much more....
Favorite Movies Bamboozled, Kill Bill I & II, Eve's Bayou, Carmen Jones, The Matrix Trilology, Total Recall, Terminator 2, All About Eve, Cleopatra, The Ten Commandments, Jackie Brown, Chicago, Lord of The Rings Trilogy, Frida, Boomerang, Love Jones, Brother to Brother, Dirty Laundry, Coffee Date, DL Chronicles, Finding Me
Favorite Music Billie Holiday, Chaka Khan, Phyllis Hyman, Donny Hathaway, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Johnny Hartman, Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Lizz Wright, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Annie Lennox, Nnenna Freelon, Marvin Gaye, Nat King Cole, Al Jarreau, Maxwell, Musiq, Kem, Chrisette Michele, and so many more....
Favorite Books Giovanni's Room, Toning The Sweep, Sula, Animal Farm, Invisible Life, The Black Violin, Parable of the Sower, Love, Persepolis, Persepolis 2, Fahrenheit 451, The Color Purple, Things Fall Apart, A Streetcar Named Desire, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Pact, Down For Whatever

Never mind the turtle. Don't you think you're sure to win?

Yes! With determination, I'm a winner. With persistence, I'm a winner. With commitment, I'm a winner. With faith, I'm a winner. With belief in myself, I'm a winner.