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  • Lent 2020, Day 25: The unknown was my compass.

    Round and round it goes,
    where it stops,
    nobody knows.

  • Some Lenten Stuff, Fourth Sunday: I’ve been here before. Sort of.

    Sitting up in my room,
    Back here thinking ’bout the flu
    I must confess,
    I’m a mess
    Wondrin’ what to do.

  • Lent 2020, Day 3: Satchmo & Scripture.

    Yes, I think to myself, what an overcrowded jail. Oh yeah.

  • It's 90's, 00's, and 10s Li- and in this post we'll do even more time traveling.

    Some Sunday Stuff: January 12th.

    Some of the biggest music trends of the teens, some of the top wedding gowns of the past century, some of the best children’s books of the past year, and some time traveling with Alicia Keys. It’s this week’s Some Sunday Stuff.

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    Little Lulu, we love you.

    “Louise as the winsome French girl in Now We’re in the Air (1927).” (Photo and caption from “Lulu Forever”)    I think the first time I can recall hearing the name “Louise Brooks” was…

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    So maybe Indians are kinda, sorta Black?

    Bonda girl in Orissa. Image by: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0/Flickr/Otabi kitahachi (via HuffPo)   Well, at least some Indians are… a few weeks ago, I confessed up to thinking as a kid that Indians…

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    Flashback Friday: The Black Actress Who Launched her career in “The Birth of a Nation”.

    (Madame Sul-Te-Wan, Image Source: BlackPast.org)   And no, I absolutely do NOT mean last year’s controversial Nate Parker flick, “The Birth of a Nation”. I’m talking the D.W. Griffith, 1915 film that celebrates the…

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    The Preachers: Rev. Jim Jones and the horror in Guyana.

    (Image and Caption from “The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones & The Peoples Temple”)   I just finished “The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones & The Peoples Temple” by Jeff Guinn and, really,…

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    Lent- Day 13: Stay Weird.

    Yup, we’re weird. Maybe even Carrie just before getting that bucket of pig’s blood dumped on her-type weird. Or maybe the after. Most definitely after if you’re Pentecostal. (Sissy Spacek in “Carrie”.…

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    Lent- Day 5: Scandalous.

    Mary Astor. Image via Public Domain.   “Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.” – Ecclesiastes 7:7   My, my, my, Ms. Astor, your dirty diary is…