Huck Finn in the house . . . again.

I’ve had mixed emotions about the virtue of the Huck Finn story being included as part of school curricula. In the final analysis, I think it opens up dialog that must be had in order for us, as a society, to get to the bottom of deeply entrenched prejudices, misunderstandings and misimpressions between Blacks and […]

First Take

Roberta Flack’s first album was aptly titled “First Take.” Her first tentative steps towards fashioning what has become a long and successful (by most accounts) singing career. This maiden voyage of mine onto the increasingly crowded seas of blogdom, I think, also can fall under that moniker. And it is definitely “tentative,” that’s for sure. […]