About a week before the dawning of 2009, I began encouraging Larry to cut his beard and mustache. I wanted to see him clean shaven in the New Year. He wasn’t sure about it at first, but my powers of persuasion won him over. Somehow between our conversations about his proposed new look (he doesn’t … More A Hair Story
Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ article, “American Girl” and his 2 part video (part 1 and part 2) discussion of the article got me to thinking about my own American-ness vs. blackness and the extent to which they are or are not mutually exclusive. Coates examines Obama’s (Michelle, that is) childhood and rearing on Chicago’s south side against … More Fully Vested in America
I am where I should be. I am doing what I am supposed to do. I claim these declarations with an authenticity that has taken up residence in my psyche. Before my decision to quit working, there was a disquieting restlessness within me that permeated my life. It was a scattered, anxious feeling that lay … More Lifemaking is Bliss!
This is what America’s gas guzzing cars should look like. See more of Austrian scupltor’s Erwin Wurm’s fat cars here.
All you thirtysomethings out there, remember the good ole days? Michael and Janet weren’t my only favorites, but they sure were the best! He really revolutionized the music video. Many artists since have used those moves. I used to dream of dancing with an entourage…still do! Rhythm Nation Smooth Criminal The interlude where they all … More The Good Ole’ Music Days
The world and to a greater extent, America is obsessed with skin color and race. It provides a ubiquitous subtext to much of what we know. It is tragic that something so superficial as skin color takes up so much of our mind space. I was struck by this obsession as I watched the story … More Obsessed with Skin Color