Where the weblog name comes from… My mother asked me earlier today about the name of my weblog…
As a part of a project in a History class at Danville Area Community College in 1992 or 1993, I read a book called The Courage of their Convictions. It was about several individuals that had stood up for something that they had believed in and become the subject of a United States Supreme Court case. It was a great book.
The book’s author had written about his own convictions, and commented that “there is some shit I will not eat”. In other words, there were some things that he would simply not stand for. I feel the same way at times.
The phrase itself is from e.e. cumming’s poem “i sing of Olaf, glad and big”.
Go read it.. it’s a great poem.