Progressive & hilarious podcasts

Council Meeting I regret having to miss the special council meeting today. Blogging is great, but work pays the bills – and my professional demands went late into the evening. I’m looking forward to Plaintalker II’s play by play. This American Life I religiously listen to the WBEZ Chicago’s This American Life podcast every Monday, and…

Two years later: Occupy, remembrance and photos

Occupy Wall Street Exactly two years and one week ago, on November 15, 2011, the movement known as Occupy Wall Street was banished from Zuccotti park amid mass arrests. This sad day was in the middle of probably the most exciting four months of my life – my first glimpse at a movement. Occupy Wall…

12 Years a Slave & other updates

12 Years a Slave 12 Years a Slave is a film, in theaters now, based on Solomon Northup’s book of the same name. Northup, a free black man of Saratoga Springs, New York, as well as a husband and father of three children, was kidnapped in Washington, DC and sold into slavery. Ultimately ending up…

Mr. Damon, Lord of the Blogs

Mr. Damon, a blogger, attacked me about my brief observation of a kick-off ceremony for Plainfield’s African Caribbean Commission. You can be the judge. I won’t say much, as there’s no reason to thoroughly blast a man who embarrasses himself regularly all on his own, nor I am obliged to defend myself from the apparent ruler and arbiter…