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Sep 24, 2020

Patrick Wilson is the owner of Nrdvana, a gaming and consignment store that caters to the nerds of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A proudly self-proclaimed nerd, he was born and raised in Chicago. Patrick's father relocated to Sioux Falls and, later, so did Patrick.

During our conversation, Patrick shares the difference a woman he considers as a Mom made in his life. She worked in one of the group homes that he lived in after being separated from his biological family at age seven. You'll want to hear what this Mom said to Patrick. It opened the door for him to stop acting out and own the opportunities life presents.

Make sure you listen to interview to appreciate his favorite words: "S%*! happens and most likely will happen to you, because other people's S%*! does not matter in the long run."

Patrick's favorite song is Take Me To Church by Hozier.

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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her?"

Every interview starts with getting-to-know-you questions about favorites, accomplishments and then goes deeper. You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom.

Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker. Follow on Instagram @allthingshyne or on Facebook.

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