Spent some time today listening to a really interesting Guardian podcast on Black History.
Paul Robeson was one of my father’s greatest heroes. He represented my dad’s ideal of well-rounded excellence – athlete, scholar, and activist. Australian writer Jeff Sparrow has a new biography out on Robeson’s life.
Ishmael Reed is an author who’s been on my radar for awhile, but I have not yet read any of his writing. Penguin Classics has just released his 1973 release Mumbo Jumbo.
Listen to the podcast here.
From the Avant Garde Magazine, Letters to the Editor, November 1969.
I’ve recently returned after two years in Vietnam, where I was a G.I. helping to tear the country down. I am determined to return, as a civilian, to help build the country up. I know a fair amount about building construction (and, alas, destruction), and I would welcome assistance, if only in the form of encouragement, from any of your readers. – Wayne L. Seth, 15609 S. Chadron, Gardena, Calif.”
Greetings all! As one of my goals going forward, I want to more fully inhabit this blogspace I’ve created. So, I’ve re-committed to regular posting and taking more risks in putting my words and images out there in the world.
Out of this desire came the name change for this space – an identity in keeping with a more lyrical and hermetic focus, devoted to walking toward the revelation that humans are more creative than they imagine.
The world is made of stories. This space will be one way of putting forth a contribution to that weaving.