More from MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at an antiwar demonstration in New York in April 1967, with Dr. Benjamin Spock to his right. In my previous post I linked the little reflection I wrote to commemorate MLK Day. In that reflection, I referenced a famous antiwar speech MLK gave late in his life—the “Beyond …

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Reflections on Another MLK Day, Past Posts for Mbird, Foxes vs. Hedgehogs, and a Partial Apology of Sorts

We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak.– Martin Luther King, Jr., “Beyond Vietnam” Hey folks! I hope you all had a good long weekend (if it applies) and are generally doing well these days. I can’t believe we’ve finally reached the last full day …

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The Surprisingly Interesting History of Winter Landscape Painting, Pt. 2/4: 1870-1900

Hey folks! I hope you enjoyed part 1 of this 4-part series from a couple days ago. I've now finished compiling part 2. I'm going to go ahead and repost most of my introduction from the first post explaining and providing some background for this weird project. The paintings follow. Here you go: [M]y latest …

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem, a “Podcast”: Episode 1

Look, I've never made a podcast, never been on a podcast, and generally don't listen to podcasts. But I do miss talking to my friends, most of whom are scattered to the four corners of the earth. I also enjoy talking about interesting topics — politics, current events, art, music, literature, pop culture, high culture, …

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The Surprisingly Interesting History of Winter Landscape Painting, Pt. 1/4: 1400-1870

Happy 2021, folks! I don't know about you, but I'm definitely feeling a great swell of hope and gratitude as we move forward into this new year — what with its promise of vaccines, a reopened economy, and rekindled friendships and community ties. Those incredible Democratic Senate wins in Georgia don't hurt either! Anyway, as …

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