Sports talk

Posted November 7, 2007 2:07 am (about 4418 days ago)

While I don't write about them much, sports have played a huge role in my life. For those who watch college football, you already know that Michigan beat Michigan State this past week, which brought some joy into my life. When I was picking a college I chose U of M over MSU because of their football team. I know; that’s a stupid reason. But coming out of high school I was pretty clueless. At any rate, I was embarrassed by Michigan’s two losses earlier this year. However, I’m just about equally embarrassed by U of M running back Mike Hart’s comments after this last game since he apparently never doubted the outcome. More

Doin' good in the 'hood

Posted November 1, 2007 11:52 pm (about 4423 days ago)

Yesterday my school was fortunate to have Ilana Weaver AKA Invincible stop through and do a couple of workshops for our students. As a performer, she’s world famous and done shows and worked with the likes of Talib Kweli and Eminem as a member of the Anomalies hip-hop crew. But while her music résumé is impressive enough, I actually invited her to come speak due to her work with Detroit Summer, a community organization that tackles issues such as poverty and urban farming. Among their projects is a recent CD titled the “Chronicles of a Drop Out” that addresses problems of the public education system. I've already used portions of the CD in my classes, which is made easier by curriculum that Invincible provided. More