Friday, July 24, 2015
That’s Ta-Nehisi Coates on the magazine. He’s been on all the NPR shows and on the TV talk shows. I’m reading his book, Between the World and Me. It’s one of five I’ve got going. I don’t usually have five going.
If you’ve seen him on TV or heard him, the book’s a lot better than he talks. He’s a real writer.
Everybody tells you to read this book. I can see why. It’s not the standard fare.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Fifth day back on the street with the sign after Wyoming. Nothing alters the sign’s
Three comments today:
Bright, tall guy. He‘s walking by, grinning in a well-educated way at the sign, and says proudly, competitively, ‘In Canada, we do that.’
Black woman stops her car in the far lane, rolls down her window, smiles at me, puts both arms out and raises them high, her large palms catching the morning sun. ‘Praise the Lord,’ she says so people can hear. ‘God Bless You.'
He said, ‘It’s inspiring.’