VDOC.PUB copy of ‘Creolization of American Culture’ by Christopher Smith

d r a f t The Creolization Of American Culture: William Sidney Mount And The Roots Of Blackface Minstrelsy [PDF]  Authors: Christopher J Smith https://vdoc.pub/documents/the-creolization-of-american-culture-william-sidney-mount-and-the-roots-of-blackface-minstrelsy-49vtd6cookq0 While black-white exchange has long been recognized as a major element in shaping North American vernacular music, the extent, geographic distribution, breadth of time span, diversity, and terminus post quem of … Continue reading VDOC.PUB copy of ‘Creolization of American Culture’ by Christopher Smith

Header picture — main basilica, Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Screen shot of picture I took in the basilica at the Church of the Nativity, 2012 Scholars are not altogether certain that Jesus was born in Bethlehem -- they advance different hypotheses reconciling the birth narratives in Luke and Matthew -- but we can be quite certain that the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, … Continue reading Header picture — main basilica, Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Kaya Oakes: Portal to resources for aspiring writers by a creative nonfiction pro who teaches at UC Berkeley

d r a f t (altho' a better word might be 'work in progress' as I keep adding resources) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsxjVqYMomc Interview on Writing for Your Life: Resources for Spiritual Writers, Nov. 15, 2021 A writer whom I want to study (for reasons that will become obvious as you look at her bio and the blurbs … Continue reading Kaya Oakes: Portal to resources for aspiring writers by a creative nonfiction pro who teaches at UC Berkeley

‘Man Overboard’: Sly, subversive, faithful daily cartoons about organized religion

Man Martin, Man Overboard (rpt. Winnipeg Free Press, March 16, 2019) Here's a link to what just might be my all-time favorite cartoon. Here's a link to the cartoonist's daily comic strip. It's by Man Martin, a high school English teacher from the suburbs of Atlanta; it's called Man Overboard; and it's available for free … Continue reading ‘Man Overboard’: Sly, subversive, faithful daily cartoons about organized religion

In Thee is Gladness

d r a f t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJxfJhXRi4 xxx 'In Thee in Gladness’, ad. Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi. Sung at the 11th Annual Choral Festival 2016 of Shenandoah Christian Music Camp (VA). Conducted by Lloyd Kauffman. Methodist hymnal version, with inclusive lyrics, at https://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh169.sht xx Which reminds me of something I've been meaning to ask you about -- … Continue reading In Thee is Gladness

Hey Facebook, your awesome new super-duper whiz-bang ‘security measures’ locked me out, and I can’t get you to help

Every time I try to access Facebook, I get this error message instead. I've been locked out of Facebook for two months now, and I hadn't given much thought to it lately. I miss my FB friends, at least most of them, but I don't miss those lengthy threads arguing politics with people I didn't … Continue reading Hey Facebook, your awesome new super-duper whiz-bang ‘security measures’ locked me out, and I can’t get you to help

‘It’s not subtle’: Jamelle Boule links the latest homophobic, racist dog whistles to longstanding assault on the public schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsOo0KB80es Sadly, Jamelle Bouie of the New York Times is one of very few pundits to weigh in on a Michigan state legislator who blasted the racist, homophobic slurs in the far right's latest assault on K-12 public education. The lawmaker, state Sen. Mallory McMorrow, a Democrat of suburban Detroit (Royal Oak), replied In kind … Continue reading ‘It’s not subtle’: Jamelle Boule links the latest homophobic, racist dog whistles to longstanding assault on the public schools

A gallery of 18th-century Scottish and English regency men’s ponytails inspired by the pandemic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDvp_KXB12s I don't know anything about this TV series -- other than what I learned from Wikipedia, which tells me it's about a time traveler who gets plopped down in the 1745 Jacobite rebellion in Scotland. But I know just enough about 18th-century men's hair styles to want to post this video clip to Ordinary … Continue reading A gallery of 18th-century Scottish and English regency men’s ponytails inspired by the pandemic

Daily COVID-19 Metrics — IDPH

https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/data/surveillance.html The measures included on this page are daily indicators of how Illinois and its regions and counties are being impacted by COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health continues to monitor these indicators to identify early increases of virus transmission, and stress on hospital resources. SELECT COUNTY (or click on map) for local metrics. [To … Continue reading Daily COVID-19 Metrics — IDPH