First Post: Thursday, May 28, 2020

If you’re going to listen to a podcast with any regularity, it probably should be this one: The History of Literature by Mistah Jacke Wilson. (Yup, that’s how he spells his first name.) You will laugh, learn and typically further yourself (progress!) on various levels, if you are into those sorts of things. The recent episode we selected for today’s lede is representative of the podcast as a whole.

This particular episode is a good one, especially in light of what’s been going on with the world lately, as in the past week or so. Lake of the Ozarks, Daytona, Central Park, Mpls., you name it. It’s been a truncheon blow to the solar plexus, with an extra kick from the jackboots, to boot. It has been hard to function.

Of course, the most recent events in Mpls. with rioting and looting are just as anarchic and unpeaceful as the other stuff, and there’s no end in sight to any of this unrest, pandemic, overarching chaos etc.

However, thanks to the work of writers such as Baldwin and Richard Wright and Ta-Nehisi Coates, we begin to entertain in our previously unenlightened minds the possibility that the practice of handing out punishment in this country just might be systemically unbalanced — unlike the supposedly balanced scales of justice. We just might begin to entertain such a possibility of systemic imbalance! We might!

Or not. But the opening-up itself is worthwhile. At any rate, listen to the episode, see how it grabs you, etc. It’s a good story.

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The Zongo Race Club suggests Churchill 5, 8, Chas. Town 3, 5, 9, Gulf 5, 7.

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2 Responses to First Post: Thursday, May 28, 2020

  1. halocheffer says:

    Yo! watched on TV a fire in your town. was it closed to your place????

    • Shoutoute says:

      As the cool kids like to say these days: ‘Pix or it didn’t happen!’ Send a link of the Studio City fire.

      There is a lot of brush up here in Upper Nichols Canyon. David Hockney made paintings of only the swimming pools, though, not the brush.

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