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Monthly Archives: September 2008

A friend loaned me the film, “Cover”, by Bill Duke.  I hesitated to blog this but I couldn’t restrained myself.  This short 98 minute film is about black men predominantly who are considered “down low”; in other words, these are married men who love other men.  There’s one scene that really convicted me.  [Note: “Dutch” is the name of a character in the film; “Val” is the name of a character too.  “Ruth” is not a name of a character.  I simply used names to make the proceeding explanation less confusing.]  An African American lady (“Val”) exposed another African American woman’s (“Ruth”) husband (“Dutch”).  “Ruth” went to a hotel at the urging of Val who incidentally gave her a hotel key.  There Ruth found her husband, Dutch, in the shower with another man (Val’s ex husband).  After a church meeting, Ruth runs to catch Val before she leaves and says, “Thank you.”  They exchanged more words then Val said this, “they (men who love other men) have too much to loose if they tell the truth.”  That statement cut me!  I am confident Val was talking about how the church condemns “certain sinners” (like Dutch) to hell.   So, men like Dutch have too much to loose if they tell the truth.   When will the church realize that she is a hospital for jacked up people and not a country club?

  1. No Rest.  It is Labor Day and my wife had me helping her with some ceramic tile in the kitchen no less (this is our first time putting up ceramic tile).  But it is Labor Day and according to Wikepedia, “Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create ‘a day off for the working citizens.'”  Yet, many Americans are working on this day?
  2. Watching.  We often hear a person say of a loved one who has died, “I know he or she is watching.”  Is this really true?  If so, how does a person know that a loved one is indeed watching?  Is this certain that we just pick up because it is often cited?
  3. New Sidekick.  On the front page of the St. Louis Post Dispatch local newspaper is this article title, “McCain and new sidekick…” (or something like this).  “Sidekick”?  Couldn’t the writer of this article had chosen a better word than, “sidekick”?  What do you think of when you hear the word “sidekick”?