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About RtG

Rakia the Great, or RtG, is a publishing geek and sometimes literary snob. She's stumbling her way towards personal fulfillment and world domination by, oh, I dunno, writing this blog. Most days she's living her dream as a fancy schmancy editor. But not, like, today.

Remembering Christmas 2013.

There are no children in the house and around 1am early Christmas morning, my siblings decided to open gifts right then. There are five of us plus Mom, which means buying lots of gifts and spending lots of money and … Continue reading

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One family’s awesome Christmas card.

Why have I watched this three times today already? I don’t even mind that they shamelessly plug their new production company at the end.

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Helping ballet diversify.

Project Plié first came to my attention via some prep work I was doing for a Q&A session with Misty Copeland, a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. I’ve followed Copeland’s career for years now. This is in part due … Continue reading

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One airline’s amazing generosity at Christmas time…

This did it. I’m officially in the holiday spirit now!

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What fresh foolishness is this?

I don’t usually pay attention to internet ads, but this one caught my eye right away. I had to get a screenshot of it. Let’s set aside the fact that the image has been photoshopped to within an inch of … Continue reading

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Honey vs. The Stairs

See that small, tannish ball of fur on the right? That’s my dog Honey Chaka Khan. She’s almost five years old. I’ve had her since she was a puppy. As of two days ago, Honey refuses to climb the stairs. … Continue reading

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Remembering Madiba.

Naturally I first heard the news on Facebook. A tv journalist friend of mine in Wichita posted “RIP Nelson Mandela” on her page and it showed up in my newsfeed. I was disbelieving initially. He’d been on the edge of … Continue reading

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