Archive for September 2008
Did you know Bruce Lee loved Soul Train?
<![CDATA[Jeff Yang did. In his column for the San Francisco Chronicle, he interviews Dan Kwong, who wrote a play called “Be Like Water,” in which the ghost of Bruce Lee befriends a young girl. Fascinating read, this article. I’d love to see the play if it came to Portland. In case you think I’m exaggerating…Read More
Apparently Change Takes Longer in Rural Universities, Even Christian Ones
<![CDATA[Just when you think that White people have finally come to terms with an African-American candidate — dare I still say, front-runner — for the presidency, you see stuff like this. Hot off the Oregonlive newsfeed: Obama likeness found hanging at George Fox University. Considering that I know many George Fox alums (I’m related to…Read More
REVIEW: G1C Sequel Party Music for 'Dreamers'
<![CDATA[Group 1 CrewOrdinary DreamersFervent Records2008 So here’s the thing. Astute readers of this blog know that I don’t do many reviews, and there are many reasons for that — lack of time, lack of interest, and reviewing other people’s junk takes away from time I could be investing in creating my own. But every once…Read More
Help, My Church Has Been "Vandalized"…
<![CDATA[… by shadowy organization of neo-reconciliatory Christians. That’s just the term that I’ve given to the four guys pictured on the poster that was seen mysteriously taped to the sign of my church (and to the wall of one of our buildings). On the one hand, I agree with the overall sentiment of the poster.…Read More
More Links to Keep Making You Think (About the Campaign)
<![CDATA[So much goodness, so little time. I tried to let go of this campaign stuff, but I can’t help it. There’s just so much worth reading and discussing. So in no particular order, I give you: Gina Dalfonzo, one of my new favorite bloggers, holds it down at The Point. (And I’m not just saying…Read More
An Open Letter to A Young Republican
<![CDATA[ (By the way, this isn’t just one of those generic open letters aimed at anyone who fits the description. There is an actual young Republican that I tried to engage recently in conversation surrounding these issues, but his lack of response to my questions and continued rhetoric on his blog afterward have caused me…Read More
Links to make you think: Campaign Edition
<![CDATA[I try not to let this blog get too political because I don’t want to be known as a stooge for either the left or right (masthead notwithstanding). Mostly, I just like to get people thinking. So here are a bunch of pieces I’ve read lately that have really got me thinking. William Saletan of…Read More
Sarah Palin: The New Chuck Norris
<![CDATA[For those of you, like me, who couldn’t get enough “investigative reporting” about the growing legend of Carlos Ray Norris, the phenomenon is repeating itself with the latest femme fatale, VP candidate (and McCain running mate) Sarah Palin. I give you: Sarah Palin Facts. My favorites: Sarah Palin begins every day with a moment of…Read More
See? Black People Can Be Geeks Too.
<![CDATA[The latest in lighter fare from The Root (the African-American blog collective that covers mostly politics but also dabbles in pop culture, sexuality, and sports) is from Geoffrey Dobbins, who laments living in a world of double-outcastednes… being black, and loving Star Wars. Aaron McGruder is somewhere smiling, I’m sure. ]]>Read More