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Understand what you mean with Dr. Blynd's Funktionary

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SouLutions Beyond Limits

SouLutions Beyond Limits


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Dr. Blynd seems to be an enigma even unto himself. He was born is Syracuse, New York and was raised in Orangeburg, S.C. He led a lively childhood filled with a loving family, extreme sports (before their was a word for it, like friendly nocturnal BB-gun wars, where you pick friends for their shooting ability and athletic dexterity, like you would a pickup basketball game), Black-empowerment movements, social and economic segregation, Boy Scouts (one of two all-Black troops in the State), fishing in lakes and ponds, red-light funk-a-thons (parties) hosted by the “Kick-up Crew,” skeet shooting, extreme diving (don’t ask him, his Mom is still around), and all of the aesthetic flavor of growing up on a HBCU (Historically Black College & University), South Carolina State University and going to Felton Laboratory School (1st through 6th grades) located smack-dab in the middle of the University. He was raised (loved, chastised and praised) by two extraordinary and unconditionally loving Black academicians (mother, a retired literature professor, and his now-deceased father, a Dean of Agriculture at SCSU). Dr. Blynd was given guided yet unbounded room for exploration (physical, mental, nonsensical, spiritual) and he exercised and leveraged the leeway to its fullest extent. At a very early age (in fact the first book report he recalls reciting in front of his first grade class began with, “I like to read all kinds of books…to entertain myself.) Now as an advanced reader in his early years, his comprehension level was just shy of my reading speed. He saw books as portals to other worlds, and often would enter into them consciously and otherwise unawares.