21 September, 2007

Good night and good luck, America.

It's about midnight here in Atlanta. I need to get some sleep, but I always find it hard to sleep the night before a departure. I'm tired, yet wide awake. Everything that can be packed is packed. I have an ambitious stash of reading materials to take on board. I'm due to arrive in Istanbul Sunday night.
For now, I need to turn out the lights and at least shut my eyes and pretend to get a good night's sleep.


PS: Happy to report Nelson Mandela is STILL alive.

20 September, 2007

National Day of Action for the Jena 6

While the media is all over the new O.J. Simpson case, the Jena 6 case continues to outrage and is only gaining traction in the mainstream media after several months. Today was a nation-wide day of action in support of the 6 young men charged in the case. Anyone who tells you the U.S. is a post-racial country is blind or lying.