September 14, San Mateo, CA: A lot of things that have been on my mind that I haven't wanted to talk about. The health care debate, the Joe Wilson mess, the Kanye debacle and the disturbing response (to say the least)....are all topics that give me heartburn in one context or another. Last night I posted an article about the proponderance of twitter updates referring to Kanye West as a n****r. Apparently, its a pretty popular position and line of commentary, among people of all shapes sizes and colors. But I decided that 1) I hadn't seen the incident, and didn't want to contribute to perpetuating it, even in the small way that I might have and 2) I knew I couldnt stomach any sort of conversation on the topic. I was already hurt enough by what I read. I didn't want to debate the merits of what someone did or didn't do. Or just talk at all.