Day: April 12, 2005

My Own Private Schiavo

I disappeared fromthe guest-blogging on Friday. At first, the reason was work. Then in the middle of the day, I got a call from my wife. My wife’s aunt (and God-mother) had a massive aneurism. She’s in a hospital far…

Justifiable Homicide?

Forgive me for again posting about something that is a little bit “inside baseball” for me. Many of you don’t know this story; maybe would never have heard of it, because I suspect the readership of this blog is almost…

James Baldwin

In my African American Experience class, we have begun talking about the “Double V” campaign (victory over Hitler and Jim Crow), the post-World War II era, and the beginning of the modern civil rights movement. One of the great writers…