Returning from a week long trip to my boyhood home in San Antonio late last night, I was able to produce only an abbreviated blog this week. However it gives me an opportunity to underscore my theme for last week - Slam Poet Clint Smith. I was gratified that a new friend in San Antonio confirmed for me the high regard I had for the power of poetry when Barbara said, "It gave me a totally new perspective on race and immigration."
In all candor I was disappointed in the number of people who took time out to hear Clint's recitation last week. I strongly urge more of you to find 15 or so minutes to view it this week. It can be found at