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4th of July

My whole life I’ve celebrated the Fourth of July as a day of freedom. Today, July 3rd, I watched a moving reminder by Daveed Diggs based on Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

Here’s the article that features Daveed Digg’s spoken-word piece.


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Curse My Name: A Breakdown

Blind Guardian’s “Curse My Name,” reminds me of something. It clicked in my head only just this morning.

For a song coming from 2010, it has strong resemblance to our current political climate.

“Curse My Name” is a rousing song, telling the story of a tyrannical king being brought forth for his crimes. As the crowd gathered (or that’s how it appears in my head whenever I listen) watches, he is tried guilty, and the crowd around him rejoice.

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Tariffs, Mexico, & Trump

If you know your history, you’ll know that the tarrifs on items from Mexico is like the taxation on tea.