I don’t know if you could tell or not but I’ve been out of touch with my blog for the past couple of weeks or so. With all the changes life has been bringing lately, I just couldn’t give my site the attention I like to spend on it. For the past two years I’ve been giving my blog a huge chunk of my time. I’ve skipped a meal or two because I was trying hard to meet a deadline. I’ve missed dates with the misses and with my son in order to put the finishing touches on an article more than just a few times. I’ve even done a little blogging from work which is definitely a something that you don’t do because where I work, personal blogs at work can be a job terminating offense. But I do it anyway.
However, the Orisa Oya has been kicking my ass lately with some significant changes into my life and the life of my family. One member of the extended Peacemaker family has been rocked with serious health issues and we’ve all been coming together to help each other out during this time of crisis. Add to this a few major changes happening in the work environment, a new multi family house abandoned for about twenty years that’s the epitome of the term “fixer upper”, and the fact that the Peacemaker family had to move out of our one bedroom apartment and it should be a given that some things are going to give. The blog just so happens to be one of those things.
Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t just let it go. Every morning I was trying to update the blog with a new article and a new update to the quick note section. I had more than a few articles waiting in the wings for just an occasion. However, the number of draft articles waiting for publishing has dried up completely. If I don’t write it fresh it ain’t getting published. So with articles dwindling and all the changes happening right now everything seemed to come to a head this week. And there is only so much of me to go around.
A sick family member can really drain the time away like nothing else. The people at the job on my team were understanding and took up a lot of my slack. If anything they took up too much slack and proved exactly how replaceable I was in our department. But there were a lot of people in other departments who find me irreplaceable and are waiting patiently for my return to a more reliable status. I may have to put in for a departmental transfer once these personal ordeals are over. And my family and friends have been right there with me. At least I hope they’re there with me. I’ll find out when I get the chance to come up for air and see how things are going on out in the real world again.
Most people may not have noticed much of anything. I think I’ve done a good job of keeping the blog up to date on a daily basis. But my luck ran out yesterday. Trying to move out of the apartment at the end of the month seriously took the winds out my sails. To top it all off I have no clue what’s been happening in the world lately other than the bits and bites from a glimpse at the news I recorded with the DVR. I could fast forward through a lot of junk, read the news tickers at the bottom to catch up with what’s going on. But I had to give up even that little luxury over the past couple days. Sadly, since we had to give up the Dish Network when we moved, it doesn’t look like I’ll be getting much of a chance to really catch up on my news commentary for a while.
Some people might find this a good thing. I know I’ve lost my share of regular subscribers by sticking to the same old script of how the dominant community is doing so much to go out of its way to neglect the black community or how American politics sucks at the teat of just about everything that contributes to racial disparity and the like. Maybe it’s time for me to do something a little different, at least for a little while. Maybe while me and my family are going through these fateful changes, it’s about time I make a few changes of my own.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Shoe Thrower Is Released
Former Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi who was incarcerated for throwing his shoes at former President George W. Bush during a new conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will be freed September 14th after getting early release for good behavior. The good behavior was probably the fact that he threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Kennedy Gets Buried Today
Senator Edward Kennedy will be buried today, four days after his passing. Michael Jackson died June 25th and his burial isn’t scheduled until September 3rd.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Till Casket Heads to the Smithsonian
The original casket of lynching victim Emmett Till, pictured here discarded like so much trash in the corner of a shed at the infamous Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois, is headed to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Flags At Half Staff
Flags fly at half staff at the Washington Monument in honor of the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Edward Kennedy Passes
Ted Kennedy has passed!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Bernanke Is Back
President Barack Obama announces that Ben Bernanke will be returning to take another term as Federal Reserve Board Chairman citing his success at avoiding a major depression as reason enough to warrant another go. Mr. Bernanke didn’t do much to help alleviate the depression in the black community.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Muslim model and mother of two Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, will become the first woman in Kuala Lumpur’s Muslim majority country to be caned under Islamic law after she was arrested in a raid and sentenced by a Shariah court for drinking beer at a hotel lounge last year. I hope that beer was worth it and nothing weak like Bud Light.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Biden Hits On Clinton
If I didn’t know better I’d say Vice President Joe Biden is hitting on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as they share a laugh. “C’mon baby, I know Bill’s outta town. Let me show you my head of state!”
Friday, August 21, 2009
Lockerie Bomber Released
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only person to be found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing over Scotland, is released and is pictured here arriving in Libya to a heroes welcome despite protest from American that compassion should not be shown to this man.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Afghanistan Votes Today
Afghanistan goes to the polls today. Hopefully they will have nothing but good luck in the expression of their political collective will.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
When Babies Attack
Upon hearing about President Barack Obama’s plan to employ death panels a young American citizen takes matters into his own hands with a preemptive strike!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Historic Credit Card Theft
A Miami man is charged with the largest case of credit and debit card data theft ever in the United States by swiping 130 million accounts on top of the 40 million he stole previously. If I had a dime for every card stolen. Hell, I’d take a penny for each.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Bolt Bolts Again
Jamaican Usain Bolt shattered the world record in the 100-meter sprint running a 9.58. That was better than a tenth of a second faster than his record shattering time in Beijing.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
President Barack Obama manifests his respect for Native American culture as he presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Joseph Medicine Crow during ceremonies at the White House in Washington.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Michael Vick Signs With The Eagles
Troubled quarterback Michael Vick signs a two year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles! I wish him and the Eagles the best success in the year to come.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Now Yawning Is A Crime
Clifton Williams is actually facing six months in jail for yawning as his cousin was being sentenced for a drug charge. Now yawning is a crime when it comes to black people!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
The Special Olympics founder has died. My sister used to participate in the Special Olympics games way back in the day. Thanks for the memories.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sonia Sotomayor Sworn In
Sonia Sotomayor takes the oath to become the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice and only the third woman in the court’s 220-year history. When asked to give a few words, Ms. Sotomayor thoughtfully replied, I’M IN BITCHES!!!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Cheaper To Keep Her
The First Lady of South Carolina Jenny Sanford moves out of the Governor’s mansion. Governor Mark Sanford just might find out that it was cheaper to keep her.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Sonia Sotomayor Is Confirmed!!!
A majority of white males show their better judgment and confirm President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, the wise Latina!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Ling – Lee
Laura Ling and Euna Lee arrive at Bob Hope Airport after being released from confinement in North Korea after illegally entering that country from China. I bet they’ll keep their eye on that borderline next time.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The world’s first black supermodel passes away.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Happy Civic Holiday Canada!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
On The Fence On Sotomayor
Former Republican nominee for President Arizona Senator John McCain says that he’s still undecided on whether to support Sonia Sotomayor in her confirmation for Supreme Court Justice. But Mr. McCain has no trouble supporting former Alaska state Governor Sarah Palin in her future endeavors as a politician even though she’s a quitter. More hypocrisy if you ask me.