A week of reading and writing, which means, a very good week indeed.
1. Watch and ask yourself: Just what am I doing? Certainly I know few people who are really, really doing what they really, really love. But I know lots of people who find a compromise. Is that selling out or settling? I don't know.
2. What I learned this week in history class: 6.5 million people came to the New World in the years from 1492-1849. 5.5 million of them were persons of color. Most of them African slaves. Only 1 million were white Europeans. In other words, a minority. The revisionist history I learned as a kid is scary.
3. Who I read in poetry class: Gertrude Stein. So far. My favorite of hers: 'Let Us Describe.'
5. George Takei posted this on Facebook, asking, 'Do you get it?' I did.