Things have been busy.
Even if I don't write as much, I still think about
you all, about writing, about the essays, the conversations.
Being in school has reminded me just how special it is to
have a community to discuss ideas with. To talk about them,
even in their infancy.
In some ways the blog is an incubator.
Right now I am working on a Van Jones/Jeff Chang/Glen Beck
post. I know go figure. I have been encouraged, from my colleagues
about Beyonce and R & B rather than Lil Kim.
I still may post the Kim post here. I am trying to figure out how
to talk about Tyler Perry and how an artist CANNOT buy
their way onto varsity. Oh. And Chris Hedges.
If you do not read anything that I have recommended this year,
or shit, for that matter EVER on this blog. Read the new
Chris Hedges. He writes with a ferocity that I can only
aspire to. He calls out names, he stops short of talking about
peoples mommas. My only critique of his book is that it is
heavy on the critique and light on solutions. However,
the ways in which he talks about reality TV, Pornography, the
Military industrial complex and the Ivy League and Wall Street
is really quite remarkable.
I will be back.