Thanks for checking up on me. I really appreciate that ( :
Well, I am actually gearing up to work on writing an essay on claude McKay its due the end of June (hopefully the editor likes it).
I didn't get into CUNY grad Center. So, that sucked...lol
I am applying to Teachers College and St. John's and Nova Southeastern U in Florida. So, when one door closes another shall open.
Congrats on finishing the book. The curse of Atlas and Sisyphus is now over...lol
The life of an academic is not easy.
Take care,and thanks again,
You literally read my mind. It is truly overwhelming. I am quitting (tomorrow) my second job. I literally did not have time to do anything. So, now, I have time to do apply. I have been questioning people as to what phd would work for me. I realize that I want he pedagogical emphasis but the research backing. So, I decided to apply to Teachers College (Columbia) and CUNY grad center for their Urban Ed Phd. I still, light years from now, want to study law. However, that will have to wait because if I am able to go back to school I will have pay off a huge debt from school.
However, I am glad to hear that you are reaching a conclusion with your book. I am as a matter of fact looking at your book right now. I had to request it through Inter-library loan from Hunter College and I am also reading Donald R Barbera's book too Black and Not Baptist. I was talking to a fellow colleague and she told me you must make the time to write and study and make a list of all the things you want to write about so you can have enough material through out your academic career.
So, I am putting my mind to pen and paper...
Talk to you soon,
Ditto, I am grading papers for both classes this weekend. I have to make the tyrant announcement about respecting deadlines. I know how you feel about meetings. I am working two job, trying really hard to squeeze in time for application deadlines for phd programs and make time for myself and my partner. So, I feel your pain...
Wow Michael, thank you so much for commenting back it really means a lot to me. I propose that I look at atheism as a black gay man and how we have to come out of various closets. We are considered socially unaccapetable because of the social stigma attached. However, even if we are accepted for being gay it is the ultimate slap in the face if we are atheist. I remember reading a lesson before dying and a raisin in the sun and the atheist characters were slapped because they professed their atheism... So,
Hi Michael, I am so pleased to be able to leave you a message. I was conducting a search on works about African-American Atheists and came across your book. I was so thrilled to discover any books on the subject. I would love to talk to you about what inspired you to write such a work. I want to write a book about black gay men and their response to religion and sexuality. Of course its a work in progress.
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I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
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