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Maine, Thankfully: Samuel James: Songwriter, Storyteller, Raconteur

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Samuel James is an artist and all around raconteur based in Portland, Maine. He is a seasoned and celebrated blues musician—touring around has taken him all over the planet. His writing about race has been featured in the Phoenix and he recently told a story up growing up in foster homes on the popular radio program […]

25 momentous events, happenings and occasions from 2013

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Just in case you weren’t paying attention, these are the events, happenings and occasions that left a significant mark on me in 2013. I use some adult language, so beware. The Chelyabinsk meteor, which most know as “that fireball that soared through Russian skies,” scared the shit out of everyone when numerous videos of it […]

Talking the Zimmerman trial and “making things about race” with Samuel James

The following exchange is extracted from a conversation I had with Samuel James about the social media response to the Zimmerman case. I reached out to Sam because so much of the commentary I had seen online, particularly from within my immediate circles, sounded very much as if it was written by and for white […]

20 momentous events, happenings, releases and occasions from 2012

Because what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t offer up some kind of year-end list? These are the events, happenings, releases and occasions that left a significant mark on me in 2012: Oikos University. Aurora. Sikh Temple. Sandy Hook Elementary. A bunch of heroic nerds landed the Curiosity Rover on Mars. This […]