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my $5 amazon mp3 picks
I’m not going to claim these are the best 8 albums on the Amazon.com 100 for $5 list this month, but they’re the ones I want on my iPod … maybe you will too?
- Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
- The Head And The Heart by The Head And The Heart
- Funeral by Arcade Fire
- Only By The Night by Kings Of Leon
- Trouble by Ray LaMontagne
- Johnny Cash’s America by Johnny Cash
- Hail To The Thief by Radiohead
- Phantom Punch by Sondre Lerche
Let me know if I’ve led you astray … but I doubt if I’ll be hearing from you, so enjoy!
adoption: white friends, Asian country, African babies
White friends who live overseas in an Asian country just adopted African babies … two of them. They get interesting comments and experience interesting situations. Here’s a favorite:
On our first outing, a perplexed grandmother wrangled me within 10 steps of our doorway and started rapid firing questions.
"So do you know a black person?” she asked.
I hate announcing to the world that our babies are adopted because I don’t want them to be labeled that way, but when I realized the intention of her question was more in line with the biblical sense of the word “know” (ie-and he knew a woman), I made an exception to my conviction.
It wouldn’t take long for there be rumors floating around our apartment complex that the foreign chick had an affair with an African and birthed two babies of different ages without any evidence of being pregnant at all. Not only miraculous but juicy gossip!