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Between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kanye West and Me

“I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye”, about Kanye West “lending his imprimatur…to the racist rhetoric of the conservative movement,” is yet another tour-de-force essay by America’s premier public intellectual. I deeply appreciate how Ta-Nehisi Coates offers so much more than he really needs to, how he opens windows and doors that shine profound light on seemingly ancillary subjects. In this case, those subjects include the pre-internet era of having to see something to believe it and Coates’ current, oddly alienating stardom that
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Autism

Righting the Boat

When I was Dar’s current age, my mother took me around the world. The trip was audacious, vaguely inappropriate, and entirely wonderful. I remember very well our adventures in Japan, China, Thailand, India, Nepal, and Germany and Britain (yes). If Mom calculated that eight was an old enough age to remember things for a lifetime, she calculated correctly…at least for a kid like me. For a kid like Dar, it’s impossible to make such a calculation. If I were to
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Populism

Between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kanye West and Me

“I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye”, about Kanye West “lending his imprimatur…to the racist rhetoric of the conservative movement,” is yet another tour-de-force essay by America’s premier public intellectual. I deeply appreciate how Ta-Nehisi Coates offers so much more than he really needs to, how he opens windows and doors that shine profound light on seemingly ancillary subjects. In this case, those subjects include the pre-internet era of having to see something to believe it and Coates’ current, oddly alienating stardom that
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To the Future

Bye-bye, 2017; hello, a new kind of blog in 2018

For four years now, I have been writing 3000-plus words a week, spread over at least three entries a week. What a ride. What tremendous responses from friends old and new. My blog has been cross-posted in places like AwardsDaily, Sound on Sight, and Filmotomy, and the exposure has led to appearances/citation in The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, and The Christian Science Monitor. My blog has become part of a thriving and extraordinary community of blogs by parents of autistic
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