Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sorry About That!

When I first started this blog, I resolved to post new stuff at least once a week, once a month at worst.

Now, bogged down in moving my home and my office and getting a dog and myriad other distractions, I find myself seven weeks past my last post.

This is unacceptable and I promise to do better (for both of you out there actually reading this thing).

In the meantime, be sure to check out the links to my friends' blogs at right, like David Mills who writes "Undercover Black Man." The most prolific blogger I know, he routinely posts several times daily about music, media, politics, about anything on his mind. He augments his posts with terrific audio and video clips, which I would like to do some day too. He used to write for the Washington Post before heading west to the left coast to write for TV. He has written episodes for "The Wire" on HBO and "Homicide: Life on the Streets" for NBC, two of my all-time favorite shows.

Also check out my former student's blog "This Better Not Be Lame." She is a wonderful writer, witty, urbane, sarcastic, profane, with a delightfully snarky tone. She blogs anonymously under the name 'Sexy HU Journalist.'

Another former student, Danielle Scruggs, blogs under her own name at "Danielle Scruggs/Photography." A recent MFA Photography grad from MICA in Baltimore, she blogs about all things photography, championing photographers and their work and occasionally displaying examples of her own work. She too is a terrific writer (part of that Howard U. tradition of writers going back through Toni Morrison to Zora Neale Hurston).

Keeping it in the Howard U. family, check out my friend and former fellow Howard art dept. alum Joyce Owens, whose blog is "Joyce Owens: Artist on Art". Joyce is a celebrated artist and professor of art living and teaching in Chicago whose blog poses intriguing questions about art, about the profession of art, and about the viability of art with particular emphasis on African American art and artists.

Posting more soon, I remain the incorrigible Curmudgeon.


Joyce Owens said...

Yes, get writing, Jeff! I have to get posting myself (I have some stuff ready, though). I left up my last post on Geraldine McCullough so people could know about her passing. She was an incredible sculptor, celebrated by the best sculptors in town, including Richard Hunt. But, alas, not enough people knew about her!

Looking forward to reading you when you have some time.

Happy Holidays! Hugs to you and yours!

Danielle said...

Oh I missed the shout-out when you first posted this. Thanks so much. Glad to see you're posting regularly again.