Police Brutality

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With the high-profile cases of brutality by police all over the news lately, I’ve found myself walking around the question of “Why?” to look at different angles. It’s clear that institutional racism is alive and well in America and I…

#ICantBreathe

i can't breathe

“People will not listen unless you are an old, white man, so I’m an old white man and I will use that to help people who need it” – Sir Patrick Stewart No indictment. Twice in two weeks we have…

Ferguson

Racism sign

I have so many thoughts about Ferguson but I’m not sure I can, or should, be giving voice to some of them right now because it feels more like a time to listen. We should all listen. Listen¬†to mothers. Listen,…

Hello Out There…

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::tap tap tap:: Is this thing on? Is anyone listening? Hi. How are you guys? What’s new? So yeah. I haven’t been writing. It’s not that I stopped caring about the world or that I stopped loving words. It’s that…

On Art: Gregg Deal, The Daily Show, and the Redskins

Image Credit: Colonialism  Paint by Gregg Deal

When I was in grad school a decade ago, I was a teaching assistant for a course called Art and Music from 1945 to the Present. It was one of the better gigs on campus, if you ask me. For…

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