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Jules Answers Your Questions
You are a lawyer, how did you learn to code?
I am self taught, but I have been learning my whole life. I started with HTML and later moved on to C++ then the Unreal Engine. There are a TON of free resources online if you are willing to take the time to learn. Coding is not as difficult as you think, especially if you are applying the information as you go. Just dedicate the time to learn.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was a kid when Dr. Mae Jemison went to outer space, when Hon. Sharon Sayles Belton became Mayor of Minneapolis, and when Hon. Pamela Alexander became a judge in Hennepin County. This inspired me to want to be an astronaut, President of the US, and a judge.
Who is your favorite Jackson?
I feel like this is a loaded question. Janet Jackson made some great music in music in Minnesota with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Therefore, I have to go with Ms. Janet Jackson.
Her nephew, Jaafar Jackson, released a song last year that I really like.
What inspires you to continue to progress in your endeavors?
Dr. King once encouraged us to Keep Moving Forward. Gandhi inspired us to be the change we want to see in this world. I have a vision for my life and the systemic change I want to enact to uplift folks everywhere. Things that are worth doing aren't always easy and sometime the oddest obstacles stand in the way. But just like each of those heroes I listed at the top of this page, I have to keep moving forward. Perseverance is in the blood.
How to you avoid becoming cynical?
The glass is half full and each day is a new beginning. I am driven by optimism and I don't let the haters win. I can't control how others treat me or how folks treat one another, but I can stay positive and provide opportunities for people to be better and do better. However, when people fall below a certain standard of conduct they must be called out and held accountable. Sometimes life just throws insane curve-balls. I don't give up, I just pay close attention to the trajectory and I keep swinging. Eventually, I will hit one out of the park. Time keeps moving and ensures there is always a new dawn. In short: I have to stay positive and I can't afford to become cynical. There is too much work to do and it takes all of us to stay encouraged. Cry when you need to, but keep moving forward.
Who is the King of R&B?
This is another set up question. There are at least 100 people with legitimate claims to the throne.
I decided to survey my friends for the answer. I tallied up my friend's votes and came up with a top 4:
In terms of influence, no list is complete without Stevie Wonder.
If the question were about Neo-Soul, I would have an extremely hard time choosing between Maxwell and D'Angelo.
So, I pick them both.
Long live the King!