Project: Patranila

An inside look, behind the scenes and under the covers.

  1. I triple heart New York.
  2. I always wanted to be a race car driver.
  3. I don’t really believe I’m going to die. Ever. I’ve been building a strong case for being carried up to the heavens on a cloud like Elijah.
  4. I have four brothers and three sisters yet I feel like an only child a lot of the time.
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“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”
– President-elect Barack Obama


It’s been six days since Barack Obama won the Presidency and it’s taken me this long to get my head on straight.…
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I received the following email from my dear friend Abiola last night and in an effort to continue doing my part to ensure that our nation makes the decision that will put us back on the road to greatness as a people, I am sharing it with you. It’s been a very long fight and these last hours are the most important.…
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I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to finding love and keeping love, I’m often at cross purposes. My feelings run the gamut from an intense longing to find that guy which drives me to accept all invitations (save the ones from the toothless, gin-soaked guy on my corner) to a quiet ambivalence which can leave me happily on my sofa with my DVR, a pint of Haagen Dazs and a big spoon.Much has been written on the subject and I’m fairly certain I’ve read nearly all of it; to little avail.
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Quite simply and a bit selfishly, this expression is my latest effort to organize my life. But more importantly, I’m showing up on these pages to inspire myself to keep striving for and believing in what I want my life to be.

In the coming moments, months and millennia, I will cobble together the disparate elements that I believe give rise to a beautiful and brilliant life.

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