Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Hello World

Before I begin my contributions to the digital marketplace of ideas I figure I'll tell the world a little about myself. First of all I'm a Senior English major here at the University of Michigan . I'm a Resident Advisor at Mosher Jordan Hall, I'm an Opinion Columnist for the Michigan Daily , and I sporadically attend meetings for several black campus organizations.

In addition to that riveting bio I figure I'll give you a few more tidbits about my personality that can't be inferred from the skeletal info above. In what I believe to be the style of Scoop Jackson's original introduction to ESPN.com (I can't, for the life of me, find the actual article--it's not listed in his personal archive) I'm going to give you a few of my beliefs.

I believe that the triple is the most exiting play in baseball.

I believe that the concepts of Black Pride and Black Power are not as anti-white people as the standard, Fox News watching, right-winger thinks. It's more about black people having self love.

I believe I will probably have a harder time convincing people of that last belief than any other thing in the world.

I believe that Chauncey Billups' command over the game of basketball right now is the stuff of legend.

I believe that Spring and Summer in Ann Arbor are fantastic.

I believe that I may be the first black person to give utterance to that sentiment.

I believe that purchasing a slice of pepperoni pizza and eating it while walking around aimlessly is one of life's greatest joys.

I believe the most important function of black organizations on campus is to reach out to black youth across the region.

I believe I've pretty much failed to reach out and need to hurry up and try to mentor somebody or something before I graduate.

I believe that Affirmative Action is necessary for, at least, a few more years.

Finally, I believe I should stop telling you all of these beliefs and prepare to post something real.

4 comments:

nubian said...

i agree with the srping and summer idea...only cuz it's my first spring/summer midwestern experience and i hope it is much better than winter.

Garlin II said...

welcome to the game dave. i look forward to your thoughts on the issues of the day. thanks dumi for expanding the squad.

The SuperSpade

Garlin II said...

welcome to the game dave. i look forward to reading your thoughts on the issues of the day. thanks dumi for expanding the squad.

The SuperSpade

Chetly Zarko said...

Dumi,

I agree that Chauncey Billup's command of the game right now is the stuff of legend.

Chet