Kwame’s Passage by Jerry Yaw Sarkwah My rating: 4 of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this story of the passage of Kwame from orphan to his life as an man and a member of a family. I learned a lot about growing up in Ghana, and I learned a lot about the man who wrote… Read More »
So I found this in my archives—I drew this map to help me put people in the right places at the right time. If you follow the novel, you might find it interesting.
The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States by Edwidge Danticat My rating: 5 of 5 stars Really very good. This is a collection of tales of the Haitian Diaspora–those who fled from Haiti for various reasons to settle elsewhere, and their reactions both to their new homes and their home… Read More »
http://freevalleypublishing.com/2013/10/03/author-workshop-with-stephen-j-matlock/ I’m hosting a seminar on how to publish and market your indie book, courtesy of Free Valley Publishing. Two hours of excitement, I assure you. I’ll tell you what I did to get my book to market, and how to use the tools that are out there to publicize your book. Sign up, if… Read More »
Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church by Michael S. Horton My rating: 2 of 5 stars Meh. I was expecting a bit more. It became a chore to read this, basically one long screed about the fact that the church has changed in America from what it once (supposedly) was to what… Read More »
The Nazi Seizure of Power. I generally don’t link to books, and I think predicting the future by using the past is stupid. And I most assuredly do not believe that opponents of the ACA are Nazis. That is stupid as well as incoherent. You can oppose the ACA and be a respectable American. The… Read More »
So I said I’d make this available. So here it is: “If Your Hair’s Too Long, There’s Sin in Your Heart.” If you’ve never sat through an Evangelical church service, this is an affectionate parody. If Your Hair’s Too Long (audio file) I have the full album. It’s non-stop.
The Republicans are again threatening to not authorize the increase in the debt ceiling. This is an accounting sleight-of-hand to disguise the fact that spending has already been authorized and the funds already spent at the direction of Congress which includes Republicans. This is what gets me. It’s like buying a car and then deciding… Read More »
Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction by Eric Foner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Foner writes well. This is the first thing you should know. You will not be reading a dusty tome of long-ago lives. You will read about actual people from just a few short years ago, how they felt,… Read More »
This threat by the Republicans to crash the world’s economy needs to be halted. The President of the United States rightfully needs to oppose these tactics, much along the lines of the presumed policy that the United States does not deal with terrorists. I am not calling the Republicans terrorists. I think they’re stupid and… Read More »