Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Old South, I Kings 16

1.  For Black History Month today, I watched The Rosa Parks Story (2002) and To Kill a Mockingbird.  As I watched The Rosa Parks Story, with its emphasis on maintaining one’s self-respect in the midst of a culture that treats … Continue reading

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Roots TNG 6-7, Corroborating Word-Of-Mouth, Baal and El

1.  For Black History Month today, I watched Episodes 6-7 of Roots: The Next Generation.  The subject I’ll be focusing on in this section is vocation, which also popped up in some of my academic readings. Alex Haley wondered what … Continue reading

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Miss Jane Pittman, Torah in Psalm 119, Eschatological Psalm, Why Create Riddles?, Sophia’s Fall

1.  For Black History Month today, I watched The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman on YouTube.  It’s a 1974 movie about a 110-year-old African-American woman in the 1960’s South, who grew up as a slave during the Civil War.  It … Continue reading

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George Wallace, Division with Unity, Plural of Majesty, Legend or History?, Numenius—Not a Gnostic

1.  For Black History Month today, I watched George Wallace, a 1997 TNT miniseries starring Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Angelina Jolie, and Clarence Williams III.  It received many awards, and I once read that Gary Sinise received his Emmy for … Continue reading

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Black History Month at the Library, Mean Persians, ANE Universalism, Saul’s Reminder, Desolation—However Long It Takes

I’ll be fast today, for I’m tired and I want to get to Lost sometime tonight. 1.  For Black History Month today, I read encyclopedia articles at the library.  I read about Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois in African-American … Continue reading

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Ryan Hunter Falls Out of Joan Into Ghost Whisperer

I just watched the pilot for Ghost Whisperer, which premiered in 2005. Here’s what’s weird.  Ghost Whisperer replaced Joan of Arcadia on CBS, after the latter was cancelled.  In the cliff-hanger of Joan of Arcadia, Wentworth Miller played Ryan Hunter, … Continue reading

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Roots TNG 4-5, Reward and Punishment in Wisdom Literature?, YHWH Alone, We’re Rodents!, Pythagoreans on the Cosmos’ Origin

1.  For Black History Month today, I watched Episodes 4-5 of Roots: The Next Generation.  I usually choke up when I watch the end of Episode 4, in which Will Palmer holds up his new grandson, Alex Haley, to the … Continue reading

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Roots TNG 2-3, Collins on Enoch, Psalm to the Real Solomon, Yada, Tabula Rasa (Sort Of), Lent

1.  For Black History Month today, I watched Episodes 2-3 of Roots: The Next Generation.  In my posts on Roots and Roots: the Next Generation, I’ve distinguished between the African-Americans who sought to appease white society to make a place … Continue reading

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Alexander Haig, Color Purple, Randy Nations, I Kings 15

1.  I learned today that Alexander Haig has passed away.  Alexander Haig had an illustrious career as a soldier and an advisor to Presidents.  He served Douglas MacArthur in Korea, became a hero in the Vietnam War (after leaving his … Continue reading

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Roots TNG 1, Baltzer on the Suffering Servant, Dahood on the Afterlife, Bold Gideon, Apuleius—Meet Melinda Gordon and Jonathan Smith

1.  For Black History Month today, I watched the first episode of Roots: The Next Generation.  On it, Chicken George’s son, Tom Harvey, tries to help African-Americans in the post-slavery South.  He supports a school for African-American children, but he … Continue reading

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