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January 1, 2008

What To Eat

Diet isn't really that difficult. Eating right isn't that complicated.

Author Michael Pollan offers some simple advice for would-be right eaters. It's really just three rules: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

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January 12, 2008

...but is he half-black ENOUGH?

I like Barak Obama, but I also recognize that a portion of that affection is something of a projection on my part (as I suppose most political affiliation is.)

Barak ObamaI think that Barak has the intelligence to recognize the value of bipartisanship. I'm not too moved by "hope" and "change". I'd rather a candidate was expressing the hard choices that we have to make such as John McCain has regarding the Bush administration's war policies or Mike Huckabee when he describes our foreign policy as "arrogant".

Overall, I like intelligence as a prerequisite to elected office. However, academic and author Shelby Steele says that Barak may be unable to nail down what "hope" and "change" really mean. Mr. Steele (author of A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win) suggests that blacks fall in to two bold categories, the bargainers and the challengers.

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January 20, 2008

Haiku Review: The Weatherman

Weatherman, Nicolas Cage 


Hapless any-man
finds meaning in fatherhood -
touching in its way.

Haiku Review: Knocked Up

Knocked-up Image

Unlikely couple,
snappy dialog rings true,
dad-to-be steps up.

January 30, 2008

Haiku Review: Hairspray

Civil rights movement
meets American Bandstand.
Travolta adds zilch.

Haiku Review: Superbad

Last day of high school.
Friendships mature and endure.
I squirm, seeing me.

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