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The Zimbabwe Cable

"Cat," thanks for reading! The post is really a mini-series. It's a long series of mini-stories about Zimbabwe's history, colonial legacy, independence, economy and its President's bio, spiced with stories of education, AIDS. land grabs, failing markets, and infidelity. Read a little at a time, skip what you find boring or uninteresting. The post provides a balanced background on Zimbabwe a miinimum of editorial.

It does at the end say why knowing about Zimbabwe is important and places that within American diplomacy. When you have time, give it another try. Warm up what's left later! Thanks again. Oh, a note: it's been read by Zimbabweans, and noted editors, writers, activists, and others in Africa, Europe, and in the US and has been widely hailed as balanced. Comments have run from fascinating to full on to very interesting.

December 8, 2010 at 6:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

"Theme for English B"

Mea culpa! Thank you for catching my error! You are correct, his grand lived in Lawrence. In "traveling" between tabs, I inadvertently clicked my fingerpad and transported him to Topeka! Langston's early work evokes a range of styles, including Walt Whitman ("I've Known Rivers," beautiful free verse); he was poet of his Cleveland, OH high school class. But his own voice emerges during his long life in Harlem, deeply influenced by the oral and musical sounds he found in uptown New York. His gift is being able to share the soul of an experience, deftly illustrated in its actions and ideas. Thank you for reading!

August 27, 2010 at 12:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Rich Are Begging--For Your Vote!

Busted! But smiling! Actually, I thought I'd leave that in to see if anyone picked up on it. But it's point is to repeat the more obvious pun: that populism is the myth the oligarchs, including those who are running now, would have us believe. Hence, the verb "braced." I actually give it away in the next sentence: Does anybody believe the rich are just one of us? There was, however, considerable spin that "everyman" was important; Washington traveled South, roughing it, being hailed widely. Oratory soared. And Thomas Paine, seems, at least to me, to be a true believer.

July 24, 2010 at 8:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Rich Are Begging--For Your Vote!

I can think -- I just can't spell! Actually, I looked it up and still added an "n." You're the better guy, snap; thanks for reading . . . A discrete mistake, not one compounded , , ,

July 24, 2010 at 7:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wishful thinking

nice pictures!

July 15, 2010 at 7:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Right or Obtuse: Measuring Sharron Angle

Thank all for reading! The diversity of comments are the best way to discuss and resolve our differences. I would like to say as a Southerner and African-American who has had a gun put in his face as a "warning" by those who once starved slaves and let them die (which is why slaves revolt!) by those who wanted to" take back" their priviledges which they called" liberty" and states rights. Despite that, and the memory, I still have a sense of good humor.

And oh, a simple spelling change doesn't mean I don't know the difference: it is an intended writer's pun; canon as in an "established principle." Isn't the gun her "canon?"

July 8, 2010 at 10:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Right or Obtuse: Measuring Sharron Angle

Unfortunately, sanity is not equated with the pacifists!

July 8, 2010 at 10:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Right or Obtuse: Measuring Sharron Angle

I agree!

July 8, 2010 at 10:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Right or Obtuse: Measuring Sharron Angle

you are out of touch if you think her words are a warning. and the quote is verbatim. I provide the link. And what about the first amendment--doesn't it count? Revolution within is called a civil war, and we already tried that when folks jusitified violence "warning."

July 8, 2010 at 10:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Right or Obtuse: Measuring Sharron Angle

you are out of touch if you think her words are a warning. and the quote is verbatim. I provide the link. And what about the first amendment--doesn't it count? Revolution within is called a civil war, and we already tried that when folks jusitified violence "warning."

July 8, 2010 at 10:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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