Maya Angelou: “The Mothering Blackness”

As you may have heard, Maya Angelou was found dead in her home this morning. She was 86. I was fortunate enough to hear her speak at least twice while I was living in Central Florida, once as a guest speaker at Rollins College and once as a speaker at the University of Central Florida.Continue reading “Maya Angelou: “The Mothering Blackness””

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Song du jour: Punk and New Wave, 1976-1978

Footage from a documentary originally aired on Granada TV featuring punk and new wave acts from 1976-1978. From the YouTube list:┬áSex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Penetration, Blondie, Fall, Jam, Jordan, Devo, Tom Robinson Band, Johnny Thunder, Elvis Costello, XTC, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, Siouxie & theContinue reading “Song du jour: Punk and New Wave, 1976-1978”

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Custom Made Stuffed Toys

Child’s Own Studio’s “Softiemaker Showcase” features websites that will take your child’s drawing and turn it into a stuffed animal. Since each stuffed animal (softie) is custom made, they’re a bit expensive ($35-$100 depending on the size and level of detail), but this is something I’d probably spend way too much money on if IContinue reading “Custom Made Stuffed Toys”

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