Hey Wisconsin! Get up off that thang…and vote!

VOTE     VOTE     VOTE     VOTE    VOTE    VOTE VOTE     VOTE    VOTE     VOTE     VOTE     VOTE VOTE… EVERYBODY!!! (where’s LMFAO and Lil Jon when you need them?) Wooo hooo! I am turned up and ready to turn out at the polls on April 5, 2016!

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Why I Blog Under the Name Lily O.

“Why did he use a pseudonym?” “ ‘cause the REAL one wasn’t suitn’ him” I love lilies. The flower, and the name in all of its forms (Lily, Lilly, Lillian, Lillian etc.). You see, my Grandmother’s name was Lily and she was a vibrant storyteller. After she passed, I became slightly obsessed with all things […]

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Thoreauback Book Thursday (Vol. 3): On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

I have been a bit scarce lately. (I haven’t published a post since April 16th to be exact). I have several posts ready to go, but they all seem to fall flat in the current climate. I can’t help but feel like the string quartet playing on the sinking the Titanic as I write them. How […]

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On Travels, Selma and African-Americans in Film: Part II

In Part I of “On Travels, Selma and African-Americans in Film” I discussed my experience on a Civil Rights Spring Break tour taken in March 2011. In Part II, I discuss the 2015 movie Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, and my reaction to it.

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