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September 12th, 2010

“You must live for something higher, bigger and better than you.”

listening to 2Pac, “Me Against the World,” and doing my LifeMap homework. My life, as illustrated by books. i don’t want to go too deep, but i want to go wide. after five-plus years of blogging, i’m not so into the self-assessments. too much navel-gazing. I’ll do it anyway.

“i got nothing to lose/
it’s just me against the world, baby…”

— Tupac Shakur

lie. he had everything to lose. talk about self-reflective, my Lord, this album — so brilliant. You know the poet Nikki Giovanni has a THUG LIFE tattoo on her arm? she does.

i have everything to lose, too (cuz me and 2Pac, so much in common, right?) — i want to get books to as many students as possible as I can before my time is up, and sometimes, that altruistic mission, which sounds like a cakewalk, right?, becomes such a struggle. wish me luck. have a great week.

— wm

And then there’s this oldie-but-goodie. You know I have to put this on auto-replay whenever I’m writing. I esp. love when she punches him in the nose.

Edited at 10:14 p.m. to say… Homework is done, three days ahead of time! Now I need some sleep. have a really superfine week, y’all. See ya when I see ya. Leave me some comments!

1 Comment

  1. Dan Hortsch says

    Maybe for the first time, I can’t identify with much of what you said except the part about getting books to as many as students as possible. The music, no. Then again, I don’t connect with much of anything current; well, with some, but not a whole lot; bluegrass, a little bit of rock here and there. Pink Martini, certainly. Talented people of that sort. Since I don’t connect with lyrics easily, a lot of music doesn’t work for me. I like to have on KPBS Classical if I am not listing to OPB/NPR.
    But your books mission, certainly. A week ago I dropped off a number of books with a family of six children. I had been assigned as a CASA volunteer to their case; the children are back in the full custody of the father (mom dropped out voluntarily rather than meet necessary requirements). But in my reports to the court I urged more stimulation at home — books, art materials and such. So, although CASA volunteers are not to provide gifts to the children (it isn’t a big brother/sister or foster grandparent position, but a court appointed one that calls for a tricky distance without being too distant), I left some books. I couldn’t preach without offering something. I hope the children connect with their school and local libraries.
    Happy listening and good luck with your studies.

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