I've added a few elements to the sidebar. Scrolling down, you'll find a list of my top nine creative and intellectual influences, ranging from Malcolm X to Orson Welles. All of them are ones that I have read, read about, listened to or thought about for several years and are not the result of a recent fixation. If you're at all curious why I chose any of them, feel free to ask.
More importantly, however, I have changed the name of the blog!! Scrapping the far too French Deschamps, I have instead gone towards the screen name I have been using for over a year, Gildersleeve. Once again, if you have never listened to the old radio show The Great Gildersleeve, do yourself a favor and do so.