Tuesday, April 24, 2007
There is an article today on CNN about a high school in Georgia who just celebrated their first integrated prom. Yes, you read that right, their first integrated prom. Now, they didn't go crazy, the white prom was still held the week previous, so the Republican base need not descend on rural Georgia. But think about this; In April of 2007, a high school in the United States of America had their first integrated prom. And, even more disturbing, it is probably safe to assume that many other towns in the rural south have probably not yet made that step.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
A lot has happened over the last few days. I am in the process of crafting a response to the world at large, but for today just some brief personal news. Last month I submitted a poem to Wanderlust, a literary journal here in Hawaii, and today I received word that they have accepted it, pending my reaction to one or two editorial changes (always an interesting negotiation). It is a poem called Santa Fe, which I wrote a few years ago. While this will be the first publication, I have read the piece publicly, so some of you may have heard it. That is all for now, but I am hoping to finish up a longish entry before the weekend.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Had a good time on the big island, even though it was too short. Now I need to get to work, as I have some research papers due int he next few weeks, and of course final exams will be here soon. But I can't help but be distracted by the Champions League matches. More on that later...