Have I mentioned before how great this album is? One of my absolute favorites from last year. webbermorrisbigband.bandcamp.c

Cone's essay serves as an illuminating summary of the intellectual history of MLK's theology of social justice, so here's a copy in case you're interested: archive.org/details/TheTheolog

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"It seems clear that the major obstacle in viewing Martin Luther King, Jr., as a creative theologian (and one of the most important in American history) is the narrow, elitist, and racist definition of theology that limits its methods and subject matter to problems that whites identify."

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Just happened to be reading Conethis week, so this is timely.

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Referring to turn based strategy games as "chess-likes"

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Yasunari Kawabata was the first #Japanese novelist to receive the Nobel prize in Literature. I recommend his novel "The Master of Go". When I read his Nobel lecture, its message really resonated with me. So I wrote an article about it: "The Beautiful Japan of the Mind".

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Does anyone know of a good, comprehensive, tutorial on how to brew coffee?

Totally serious

There's so much conflicting info on pour over vs. drip vs. cold brew etc... And worse, a lot of them preach the same method regardless of coffee variety, roast, and grind. All these affect the flavor and choice of brew method isn't always an appropriate match

Reading Ostrom's Governing the Commons now. Lot of game theory in this one. That's never been my strong suit. I should probably brush up. Any recommendation on a short, accessible introductory text?

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I use poems in my basic writing courses to emphasize close reading & students really enjoy discussing poems together. I wonder if a poem's compact size makes students new to critical reading & writing feel less overwhelmed by a text.

For those who have MUSE access: This article has really complicated my view of the movement, particularly in the author's discussion of how budgetary demands drive extractive policing, which in turn increases hostile encounters between police and disempowered communities. I'm interested in any work you may know of that speaks directly to those issues. journalofdemocracy.org/article

Alternate explanation: "Parler lacked the most basic security measures that would have prevented the automated scraping of the site's data. It even ordered its posts by number in the site's URLs, so that anyone could have easily, programmatically downloaded the site's millions of posts." wired.com/story/parler-hack-da

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I'd say have my Q1 nonfiction reading pretty much sorted.

politics, fediverse moderation 

Parler is now closed indefinitely — after a data breach that exposed 7TB of data.

No idea where all of those users are going to land — word is, there's been a lot of coordination on Telegram, but I doubt that can replace the lost social functions — so this week may see a big influx of new far right accounts. Stay alert.

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politics, fediverse moderation 

Might be a good idea to keep an eye out for the next few weeks. Trump and a bunch of other hard right media figures are getting banned from Twitter and Facebook. Parler and Gab are getting booted from Google Play and likely the App Store, too. That's going to shake out a lot of fashies. They'll be looking for new digital spaces where they can recruit and coordinate, and some of them may land on fediverse servers. Keep your guard up.

I think maybe I need to read some more straightforward afropessimism (Sexton, Hartman, Marriott, Patterson) before circling back to this text.

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Thought I had a handle on the how and why of Wilderson's use of memoir in AFROPESSIMISM, and now I'm just not so sure.

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