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Until Lambs Become Lions [About Blogging]

June 7, 2010 Jose
Robin Hood 2010, Ready To Shoot

A couple of nights ago, I saw Russell Crowe’s rendition of Robin Hood. A good movie for those who like serious, rugged prequels to their favorites, the film takes us through Robin Hood the English soldier who fought alongside the King of England in defense of his country before the jealous king pronounced him as […]

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6 Things I’ve Learned About Writing [600th Post]

May 10, 2010 Jose
Death By Pen

I honestly can’t believe I’ve written 600 of these essays. I went from a little blog somewhere in the atmosphere to getting a nice pat-on-the-back from the hundreds of you who read me weekly. I’ve learned so much, I just had to write it down. I’m at a point where I’m bombarded with requests for […]

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Short Notes: Top 5 Things Irking Me Now [C'Mon Son! Edition]

December 6, 2009 Short Notes
Ed Lover, C'Mon Son

A few links: This is probably the worst story I’d ever read. It’s too real to be a movie. [The Field Negro] Here’s how one uses information design / aesthetics to tell 9/11. [Infosthetics] If you ever had the urge to speak edubabble, check this handy tool passed onto me by Chad Ratliff. You can […]

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Writing Is Like Exfoliating From The Inside

October 26, 2009 Jose
Friday Kahlo, Roots

A few months ago, I had the opportunity of meeting Kilian Betlach, writer, former teacher, and present administrator. As most of you have seen on my sidebar, I feature his book This Feels Like a Riot Looks. John Norton and Barnett Berry helped bring us and 10 other teachers together this summer as part of […]

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In Defense of the Egomaniac (Or I’m Walt Mossburg … Shut Up)

August 3, 2009 Jose

I’m The Jose Vilson. Shut up.

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Who’s Gonna Cover Your Vibes, XXLs, and Sources?

July 6, 2009 Jose
Jay-Z Vibe Cover

Recently, Vibe Magazine closed its doors, at least in print form. For those who never ventured into black publication, Vibe Magazine was a Black-based magazine started by Quincy Jones last decade. The ostensible vision of the pub was to highlight Black culture, but with a bit of a White lens. It mainly featured R&B and […]

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