Sunday, March 1, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Quakertown was a vibrant African-American community settled in 1875 by freed slaves in Denton, Texas. This neighborhood of approximately 60 families had it's own stores, churches, a doctor and by 1913 had constructed its own school (that was burnt to the ground the day before classes were to begin and rebuilt in 1915). By all accounts Quakertown was a vibrant community. Except...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Uncle Jeff had this to say about hope...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Is it the Year of the Sheep or the Year of the Goat? Anybody up for Year of the Ram?
It may even be the Year of the Antelope! Whereas we have all these different words in English for all these animals, the Chinese word — yáng — is a generic word that encompasses all of the above. We'll never know which one the keepers of the zodiac were thinking of at the time. It's enough to drive a man to drink! And if you are going to celebrate Chinese New Year there is no better drunk or poet to celebrate with than Li Po.
We couldn't find a Li Po poem referencing a goat but we did find one referencing a sheep so we will raise our glass and toast Li Po and the Year of the Sheep by bringing in the wine!