Nilah Ate the Blog

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Posts by: Nilah

Photo of a basket full of garden-grown vegetables: cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes.

So I Started a Homestead

All right all right all right, this is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while.   For nine years, I lived in Los Angeles, renting a room in San Fernando Valley and hustling in Hollywood. Now I…

Screen cap from the film Jurassic Park. A Tyrannosaurus Rex leans close to peer inside the windows of a Jeep.

Jurassic Dreams

I have recurring dreams. One of these recurring dreams is Jurassic Park. Why, oh why do I dream about Jurassic Park? It is one of my favorite movies, but I tell you now, it makes a terrible dream scenario, especially…

A still from the 2023 film The Color Purple. Celie, in a red dress, is front and center in a choreographed song and dance sequence.

So Long 2023

This is a repost originally shared on Patreon. You can become a patron to receive regular updates on what I’ve got cooking behind the scenes. Confession: Before Christmas Day, I’d never seen The Color Purple. I’ve never told anyone. That’s…

All Tweeted Out

There’s this thing about Twitter. And I know, like, one of the weird quirks of Twitter is you’re in this space occupied by millions of other people the majority of whom you don’t know personally and will never know past…