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Happy Birthday…

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” 639 more words

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The Godfather Is Gone. Amos H. Lynch: 1925 - 2015

Tomorrow the National Association of Black Journalists holds its annual convention/group therapy session in Minneapolis.    I will not be there.   I attended my last NABJ convention in 2011 and didn’t renew my membership in 2013. 1,065 more words

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Once in a blue moon…

Today is an example of that from which the title of this post was coined.
A blue moon…

Barring developmental tricks in the software of your choice, it’s not really going to be blue. 128 more words

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The day it got real…

Forty-six years ago, a lot of us who were around at the time probably witnessed the first tentative baby steps of that creature known as man. 93 more words

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Happy Birthday…

“Well, uh… you know, uh… what can I say? The idea that his (PDQ Bach’s) works were actually written by Christopher Marlowe seems ridiculous. Aside from the stylistic problems involved, I’m sure Marlowe could have done a better job.” 76 more words

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Happy Birthday…

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.

In philosophy if you aren’t moving at a snail’s pace you aren’t moving at all. 217 more words

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What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? by Frederick Douglass

Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? 685 more words

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