No Clouds In My Stones

Jose Vilson Jose

I had a late start because my Internet connection hit the fritz a few hours ago and has been nasty ever since. It finally decided …

We’re All We Have

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

What have I learned from being an “edublogger”: 1. Make sure you have a good schedule for everything. 2. Have a good stable of blogs …

The Eraser

Jose Vilson Jose

“The more you try to erase me The more, the more The more that I appear Oh the more, the more The more you try …

La Medicina

Jose Vilson Jose

Big props to everyone who visited my site yesterday. A link in the New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer and Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, for a good 300 …

The Politics of Access

Jose Vilson Jose

All the popular blogs are doing it.From: What Privileges Do You Have? – based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, …

My Ballot or My Bullet

Jose Vilson Jose

      Shocked? Bewildered? You shouldn’t be. Outside of Dennis Kucinich, I haven’t been impressed with any of the candidates really. I’ve disbanded myself …

Would You Take My Picture?

Jose Vilson Jose

I tried my best to impress Sue of SpeechTeach, since I asked to be tagged to this meme. As far as who’s tagged after this, …

I Realize …

Jose Vilson Jose

I saw this on MySpace as a meme of some sort and I stole it. For my MySpace friends who’ve read my last “I Realize,” …

Step Into a World

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

In a recent conversation about rap over at Bionic Teaching, I highlighted the essence of how teachers should approach rap and hip-hop in general: I …

Tomorrow May Never Come

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

Today, I had an emotional and heart-wrenching day at the school. I’m still unclogging myself from the excess amounts of frozen margaritas, quesadillas, and shrimp …

Revolution

Jose Vilson Jose

You say you want a revolution, well you know we all want to change the world. My annoyance right now stems from the idea of …

Color Commentary

Jose Vilson Jose, Race

The problem / blessing with being a blogger of “color” is that, because of our natural tendency to discuss politics, we’re instantly labeled and constricted …

The Traveling Prayer

Jose Vilson Jose

Thanks everyone for your prayers and thoughts. I finally arrived to Florida after a somewhat long trip here. I had a short stop at Washington, DC, and …

And I Wonder …

Jose Vilson Jose

“Find your dreams come true And I wonder if you know What it means To find your dreams …” I’ve been forced to do a …

A Dish Best Served Well

Jose Vilson Jose

Man, it’s been a crazy weekend. Unfortunately, I can’t go into specifics, but it’s all accumulating with my father’s worsening health. (If you know how …

Flash Flood Warning

Jose Vilson Jose

The G_d around me and not the G_d I am tapped twice on my shoulder before the storm hit In rumbles calling for home sanctuary …

Walk On Water

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

When it comes to my principles, I didn’t tell them who I quoted from, but I had a discussion around them. What’s great about these …

Peanuts Have To Shower, Too

Jose Vilson Jose

Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of my friend AnnMary’s baby shower. I wish I took pictures, but I swear to you, …

Everything Man

Jose Vilson Jose

As if you didn’t know, I am fully in support of Talib’s latest effort, Eardrum. For the most part, it’s hot as hell. Don’t believe …

And The Levee Was Gone …

Jose Vilson Jose

I just got back from New Orleans, after a delay with the airport shuttle (taxis are so indispensable), a delayed flight from NO to Charlotte, …

Crazy Eights

Jose Vilson Jose

Borrowed from J. Dakar: The Rules: 1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random …

U, Black Maybe

Jose Vilson Jose

“I guess in his mind, though, there’s no doubt as to what I am. Suffice it to say, people immediately peg me as “Black.” That’s fine; there’s nothing wrong with that. What’s unfortunate, though, is how limiting these labels become. What does it mean to be Black in this country? And does it allow for people who don’t necessarily fit right in that slot?”

Simpsellent and A-Roids

Jose Vilson Jose

I just got back from a really good rendering of the TV-to-silver screen movie The Simpsons Movie, and it was awesome. It fulfilled its enormous …