This week I received the University of Minnesota Spring Catalog and saw my book featured within. So on a lark, yesterday I went to And it’s there for pre-order. I’ve been copy-editing since Monday and am due to turn the final copy in Tuesday. I like what I read. Not all of it of course…but it rings true. It’s a book I’d want to read. And in the end that’s what mattered to me. I wasn’t half as excited about being done as I was about being able to use one of my shots for the cover….and seeing it on Amazon.

We got hit with 8 inches yesterday and I’m writing this dispatch from the comfort of a dear friend’s home with five kids watching nick…and the next book writing project calls. But I’ll leave with random thoughts:

  • I significantly underestimated Ford’s profits. They earned 6.6 billion in 2010.
  • I’m trying to gauge the events of Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen. Because it’s difficult to know motivations and desires at this point, I’m more interested in process. So I’m drawn to the open source revelations.
  • Keith Olbermann and MSNBC parted ways. It’s bad news for the Left…but corporations are only so interested in left-leaning pundits. All the more reason to work hard to create our own media. Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics (9780816669882): Lester K. Spence: Books.