I have a tattoo on my left wrist which reads, "Ancora Imparo". Translated, it means, "I Am Still Learning". Michaelangelo scribbled this phrase in the margin of one of his sketchbooks when he was 87. I've been trying to pay more attention to everything that is out there in the world. Both big and small. As such, these are some of the things that I learned last week:
- My dog was recently diagnosed with some gastrointestinal issues and to prevent dehydration, the Vet gave him a subcutaneous injection of fluids. This would allow him to carry a pouch of fluids in a bubble on his back, like a camel for about 24 hours. Interesting!
- 3D is a device clearly designed to occupy children and men. "Eat, Pray, Love" didn't need this.
- In doing some research for a paper, I came across the The Kerner Commission Report of 1968. looks like it could've been written in 2011. Some of the findings:
- Finally, the news media must publish newspapers and produce programs that recognize the existence and activities of the Negro, both as a Negro and as part of the community. It would be a contribution of inestimable importance to race relations in the United States simply to treat ordinary news about Negroes as news of other groups is now treated.
- In addition to news-related programming, we think that Negroes should appear more frequently in dramatic and comedy series. Moreover, networks and local stations should present plays and other programs whose subjects are rooted in the ghetto and its problems.
- I don't care what folks say, I like Drake.
- While I may not be 100% convinced by "Reed Between The Lines" on BET, whoever is styling Tracee Ellis Ross is on point. I was inspired to find and buy this Zara Plaited Shopper after seeing her character with it on last week's episode. Never done that before!
- Listening to "The Joe Madison Show" on Sirius XM this past Friday, and he played the audio to a debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley in 1965 at Cambridge University. Very interesting.
- View the “Debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley, October 26, 1965. Sponsored by the Cambridge Union Society, Cambridge University.” The topic of the debate was “The American Dream is at the Expense of the American Negro”. [Requires Windows Media Player or Flip4Mac ]