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I'm Norman J. Dotson Jr. the Editorial Director/Head Honcho/Jack of all Trades for Ten20 Magazine. I hope the stories we tell here gives life to a piece of American Culture centered around the South.

Let’s have the Talk

“One monkey don’t run no show…”

Photo by: DeAndra Edwards, ig @heybirde

Ten20 is a dream I had one day in a slump of despair and anger….I know not the prettiest of beginnings but there is a story behind it. I had been back home in Dallas for some time searching for a job that would recognize my skill and -if I must say so myself- genius as a writer. However, after literally trying any and everything I could to get my work seen by the right people…I was overlooked.

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Holy Macaroni!!

Taking a walk through the park with our dear friend….Mac ‘n Cheese

It got a little cheesy down in the Big Easy as the Nola Mac ‘n Cheese festival poured throughout Louis Armstrong park on a pleasant Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.

DSC_0292Thousands of locals and guests from all over stopped through to get a helping of the golden goodness that is the ultimate side dish to any meal. With about a dozen full restaurants all serving at least one variation of the dish there was maybe 39 different recipes for everyone’s tasting pleasure.

“You bring in two different chefs with two different perspectives and influences of their own you are bound to get so many different tastes and feels,” said co-founder Julie Egren.

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Let’s have the talk: Taking a Risk

Don’t be afraid of the unknown…endless possibilities may be waiting.

By: Norman J. Dotson Jr., Editorial Director

Let’s have the talk… about taking a risk.

Chasing your dreams is never an easy feat especially when your dreams are large. There are, of course, the outside obstacles (finances, competition, and time) but those are not the biggest obstacles that you face, those have a target and enemy that you can in essence get past. Your largest threat (in lieu of sounding like a Jedi master) lies within yourself, the internal demons that can be much more crippling are the mightiest foe to overcome.

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