Monthly Archives: June 2009

Backwater Blues: A Nitwit’s Notes of Safety, Destruction and Charity — part 2 of 3

The following is a letter sent to two senior members of the faculty a few months ago. It’s a response to some things said out loud in a faculty meeting about growth, cuts, excellence and diversity. I’m sure comments like … Continue reading

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Backwater Blues 2011: A Black Nitwit’s Notes on The Help

  I wrote this two years ago. The Help encouraged me to look back. I heard the Bessie Smith verse the first time in Grandma’s Impala back in 1985. Then, of course, it was just interesting noise between WOAD and … Continue reading

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