Orange NYC Sky, June 26th, 2009

Short Notes: Fire and Rain

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Orange NYC Sky, June 26th, 2009

Orange NYC Sky, June 26th, 2009

A few notes:

  • This weather’s been so absurd lately, hasn’t it? I’ve bought more umbrellas in the past month than I’ve had to my entire life. It’s a rather heated meeting between fire and rain …
  • Speaking of which, I know everyone wants to know what I’ve been listening to non-stop for the last couple of months. Without further adieu:
    • Babyface’s “Playlist,” which includes “Fire and Rain,” “Time In A Bottle,” and “Shower The People.” (Didn’t know I was into folk, right?)
    • Jaydiohead and OJayZis. They’re exactly what they sound like (Jay-Z + Radiohead and Jay-Z + Oasis, respectively. Plus, they’re free.)
    • U2, “Even Better Than The Real Thing”
    • The Jacksons, “Destiny”
    • The Beatles, “For No One”
    • Oasis, “Champagne Supernova”
  • Last week was the first week I went over 700 views of this blog. Thanks to all of you who left insightful and profound comments in the last few posts. Sometimes I lose confidence in the depth and breadth that people can express themselves on the web, as too many of us leave a selected few to express our thoughts and actions for us, but then I get comments like I got last week, and I’m re-inspired.
  • One last thought: the mere fact that I thought about something makes it a possibility, no matter how small. I mean it.

Jose, who chooses to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard …

About Jose Vilson

José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist. For more of my writing, buy my book This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, on sale now.

Comments 3

  1. tara

    Haha, my blogger friend. Yes, the weather has been weird. I can see the sky through my NYC apartment window. The inspiration has been low – but, like you, I get a second wind from strangers who show me love on YouTube and on my blog. Crazy.

    Keep writing, my friend. It’s the one weapon we have that no one can jack all willey nilley ;-)

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