PTKC - Proud to Know Clarence


A week ago I got an email from a brother named Clarence. We had some mutual friend in common, and Clarence reached out to say wasup. After stalking his online presence via his blog/podcast DoYouKnowClarence.com, twitter and Flickr, we made it happen with a three hour brunch yesterday in Inman Square. Trust me, I don't do three hour brunches with just anybody.

He had some valuable insights on my article-in-progress about why black people leave Boston, but we also talked Nintendo Wii, conferences (he really needs to be at SXSWi next year), the end of oil (my new hot topic), his comic book fetish, what he does in Second Life and why Eric Rice, aka, spin is on some serious next level ish.

Later in the day I mentioned him to friend who knew we were doing the brunch thing. She'd forgotten his name but asked, "is that the cool, artistic, black man you met today?"

Indeed.

Listen to his short, infinitely listenable podcasts in the player below:


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