Writings

Reflections: The Hip-Hop and Rap Remarks in All That Is Bitter & Sweet

The outcry regarding my remarks, 2 paragraphs of my 400+ page book, regarding hip hop and rap, has been as astounding as it is out of context. As reactions continue to rage on Twitter and blogs, I am addressing it where I have more than 140 characters. The general theme is to express my gratitude for a chance to learn, to be corrected where I was wrong, to make amends, and hold firm and strong on the original intention and context of the points I made, with a commitment to try to do so less clumsily and with more sensitivity in the future.

Keeping up with the Cats… and Twitter

Really stinks Cats lost at Arkansas. I think that blows our chance at a 3 seed in the NCAA unless we sweep SEC tourney. I am trying to keep up from England and it’s hard, but news of an OT loss gets through, even without internet connection. (Subscing to Tom Leach’s “Leach Report” podcasts, and Coach Cal’s Call In Show, are highly advisable). In other news, shall start Tweeting soon, despite my better judgement!!!!! It will be good to let folks know about All That Is Bitter and Sweet, though.