UBalt Lecturer and Best-Selling Author D. Watkins Makes His Resolutions for 2023
January 10, 2023
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In his latest essay for Salon, critically acclaimed author and University of Baltimore lecturer D. Watkins declares his new way of making his new year's resolutions: discussing what he plans to say goodbye to in 2023.
"Some of the things I want to leave behind are just annoying," he writes. "But some are serious. They block love. So I'm going to get serious about where I direct my attention because I dream of loving big in 2023."
Watkins, whose best-selling memoirs include The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America, The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir, We Speak For Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress, and last year's Black Boy Smile: A Memoir in Moments, earned an MFA from UBalt in 2014. He lectures on writing in the University's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.
"Now that I have a family, my end-of-the-year celebrations are even more simple, like dinner with my wife and daughter, maybe church—maybe—and always a movie the three of us can fall asleep watching," Watkins says in his essay.
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