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"....and anthropomorphized as an incarnation of evil..."
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"@RR; It's both interesting and amusing how when white people see the "good" in anything/anyone, it is seen and depicted existentially as white.... That's the element makes Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" a…"
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"@RR; It's both interesting and amusing how when white people see the "good" in anything/anyone, it is seen and depicted existentially white.... That's what makes Herman Melville's "Moby Duck" a 'shocking'…"
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"BTW That post was number one on the Google search page for the topic until OS self destructed... My guess is that there were a lot of high school and college term papers and essays predicated on the material I cited in that post... Re…"
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"The Arrow and the Song BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW I shot an arrow into the air,  It fell to earth, I knew not where;  For, so swiftly it flew, the sight  Could not follow it in its flight.  I breathed a song into the…"
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"BTW That post was number one on the Google search page for the topic until OS self destructed... My guess is that there were a lot of high school and college term papers and essays predicated on the material I cited in that post... Re…"
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"BTW That post was number one on the Google search page for the topic until OS self destructed..."
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""...My first post about Beethoven is on the OS platform.  It has been there since September of 2009. Here's the title: "Was Beethoven Black? Was His African Heritage Whitewashed?"  (Due to the…"
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""...My first post about Beethoven is on the OS platform.  It has been there since September of 2009. Here's the title: "Was Beethoven Black? Was His African Heritage Whitewashed?"  (Due to the…"
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""...My first post about Beethoven is on the OS platform.  It has been there since September of 2009. Here's the title: "Was Beethoven Black? Was His African Heritage Whitewashed?"  (Due to the…"
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Bio: Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Now fully retired, he recently taught Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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Another Theory on Why Nikki Haley Resigned

Posted on October 14, 2018 at 9:00am 10 Comments

More on the question of why Nikki Haley has resigned her UN post: In light of the fact that Trump wouldn't demand the resignation of a cabinet member for mere financial indiscretions and wrong doing, I like my theory better.…

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An Intriguing Question for a Friday

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 7:00am 10 Comments

Is there a connection between the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the sudden, unannounced but timely, resignation of Nikki Haley as American Ambassador to the UN?…

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Single Sentence Question for a Tuesday

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 2:00am 1 Comment

If you don't 'get it', why don't you just say so?

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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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