Chinua Achebe Quote

“The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we haveContinue reading “Chinua Achebe Quote”

Translation

Found in the email inbox: A Translation Of Yankee Dogs To Southern Dawgs – To all you dog lovers out there and those who understand the difference between Yankees and Southerners… (Yankee) German Shepherd Dog (Southern) Poh-leece Dawg (Yankee) Poodle (Southern) Circus Dawg (Yankee) St. Bernard (Southern) “Thank Gawd, Here Comes The Whiskey Dawg” (Yankee)Continue reading “Translation”

Books

Even as the Internet has revived hope of a universal library and Google seems to promise an answer to every query, books have remained a dark region in the universe of information. We want books to be as accessible and searchable as the Web. On the other hand, we still want them to be books.Continue reading “Books”

Get It Right Before You Speak

When I was listening to the radio this morning, the mid-morning, early-afternoon DJ, announcer or whatever they are called, was making mention of Autumn beginning this Saturday, the 20th. Well, it does not start on that date. It is September 23, the same day as my late father’s birthday was. Then about an hour laterContinue reading “Get It Right Before You Speak”

Meaning of the Resurrection

From the email inbox: Got to love this kid…   MEANING OF THE RESURRECTION            A Baptist pastor was presenting a children’s sermon. During the sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was.   Now, asking questions during children’s sermons is crucial, but at the same time, asking children questions in front ofContinue reading “Meaning of the Resurrection”