This leap day is many things, including the 52nd birthday of Gioachino Rossini. It also means that Black History Month is one day longer this year. I’ve written on what Black History Month means to me if for no other reason than I think it’s fair to demand this of paleo-maleos equally if it’s ever gonna mean anything. This year, however, like all leap years, is an election. If anything, we spent more time in February making Black History than covering it.
I have been giving far too much thought lately to the idea of Literary Theory. This is part of my effort to understand my fellow writers and other people in the writing industry. My college degree is in Engineering, not one of the social sciences, so my understanding of social theories is pretty limited. You can make your own jokes about my abilities in social anythings if you’d like.
Happy Tuesday! This is the day when I answer my mail, and I have some good ones today. Let’s get right on it:
You said that you “don’t believe in morality”. I hope that doesn’t mean what I think it means.
No, I don’t think it does, but I had better explain myself. Let’s start with Merriam-Webster’s definition of “morality”:
On this Oscar Night, my mind is otherwise occupied. I have work to do and some serious politicking to practice. Besides, I have little interest in the show biz aspects of show biz. I will watch it a bit later just to see what Jon Stewart comes up with.
Newspaper readership continues to decline in the USofA, with online readership not even beginning to make up the staggering losses in print. The most recent study I could find was by the Pew Research Center in 2006, which shows that from 1993-2006 the percent of people in the USofA who read a newspaper, in print or online, declined from 58% to 40%.