OTR

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I went to this concert a couple of weeks ago and I still get happy thinking about it. Saw it in Chicago underneath the stars with my friends of 25 years in the home of my beloved Chicago Bears. *Sigh* ---  A truly perfect night. I love Yonce and anyone who knows me knows I'm a BIG Jay fan - riding since '97. (Yes, I'm dating myself).  See my twitter handle - @jayevryday.  I straight lose my mind every time I hear Jay perform "U Don't Know" live or when it comes on in a club. When the beat drops…yes! When he says "shoot at you actors like movie directors" you would think he wrote that just for me. I. Lose. My. Mind. Sorry to the ladies who sat behind me and had to witness that very thing. I apologized in advance : )

- JM

lost in the words

I can't wait to get into this one. Edwidge Danticat is one of my favorite writers. She actually might be my favorite. I went to hear her speak at the LA library with DG a few years back and I was in awe. You woulda though she was Beyonce the way I was staring at her. Her kind of talent is rare and a true treasure. I hope and pray I can create a work in my medium that is as excellent as the works she creates in hers.

Funny thing, even though I am a director, I consider myself more of a reader than movie watcher. Growing up, I would spend hours holed up in my room on the top bunk of my bed lost in a book. I welcome the peace and pleasure a good book brings.  I ashamed to say I haven't finished one book this year though! Been caught up in the grind. Changing that right now...

- JM

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