I’m in a Book

Yesterday we celebrated our wedding anniversary, and today I received this book of poetry by my friend Kola Tubosun, a talented Nigerian poet. N and I are immortalized in the book but that’s not the only reason I like it. I highly recommend the book to everybody because it transmits perfectly the feel of this region. The poem that features N and me is about one of the most memorable evenings of our relationship. We have a large photo from that night because it meant a lot to us, and now it turns out there’s a poem about it.

Buy the book here. Seriously, folks, if there’s one book of poetry you read in a year (which is a practice I recommend to everybody), then why not this one? And by the way, I highly recommend putting on your list of recurrent New Year’s resolutions one book of poetry a year.

And no, reader Dreidel, there are no rhymes in these poems. But I promise, there can still be good poetry without rhyme.

Dirty Tricks

Folks, did you see the “she must be a choice” ad that’s supposedly by Planned Parenthood? The ad is fake, right? They are being set up?

I choked on my coffee and spilled it all over the newly washed floor when I saw it. I hate this kind of dirty tricks. You can oppose the organization without being a dick about it. Did the supposedly pro-baby makers of the ad consider that the baby will grow up and hear “she must be a choice” about herself?

People are totally losing it in propaganda wars.


It frankly stuns me when people say that Trump is a worse president than Bush 2. Taking just the first term (to compare the comparable), 9/11, the Patriot Act, the Iraq war. And by the way, being very subservient to Putin. (Obviously, it’s no analogy to half a million dead in the Iraq war. I’m mentioning it as an aside.)

What has Trump done that can even begin to compare?

Yes, I know, Bush never sent any mean tweets.