Official Portrait of Sen. Ron Johnson

Resign Senator Ron Johnson & Congressman Fitzgerald

Today, insurrectionist stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced the Vice President and the 535 members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to hault a joint session of Congress.  The coup attempt was fueled by baseless calls to overturn the lawful election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President.  President Trump encouraged the insurrectionists.  Sen. Ron Johnson has encouraged, supported, and defended President Trump and his baseless election claims.

Resign Senator Ron Johnson. […]

Megan and Matthew pointing at Megan's belly bump

Sesame Seed: Registry & Support

The CNotebook and NoApologyAdvocate are having a baby!  Here is a letter from NoApologyAdvocate (aka Megan) to all our loved ones on Sesame Seed, our coming tiny human. – Matthew

Hello Dearest Loved Ones!

WE ARE HAVING A BABY! Well, you knew that…that’s why you are here! We are so excited about having a tiny human and how much this little creature is going to be loved and celebrated by our amazing network of friends, family, former students, and loved ones. We are so eager for you to meet them!

Detail of comic book cover from Black Panther #9

Black Panther and Diversity

I am reading Marvel’s current run comic book Black Panther. Black Panther’s writer is Ta-Nehisi Coates (pronunciation: Tah-Nuh-Hah-See Coat-s), winner of the National Book Award for “Between the World and Me”. Mr. Coates is the reason I am reading the comic book, the first I have purchased and read during its print run.

Like a lot of comic books, there is a letter section at the back. I enjoy letter writing, but have had no reason to write beyond “I like your comic book.” In April, that changed. First, a Marvel VP decried diversity as the reason for sales declines. Then, the letters in Black Panther issue #12 contained a long diatribe opposed to the LGBTQ issues and themes in Mr. Coates’ Black Panther.

I have no idea if my letter to Mr. Coates will be chosen for print.  So here are my thoughts on Black Panther and diversity. […]