Friday, February 22, 2008

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton Remember the guy from Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton? Of course you do...if you had a meaningful childhood. Well, he came to Shippensburg Thursday night. I was super excited to meet him and hear what he had to say.

He talked a lot about his role on Roots, Star Trek, and Reading Rainbow. He said if you had to tie him down and whip him to pick his favorite, he'd pick Reading Rainbow. That made the crowd clap. He he.

Levar and me!He also talked a lot about religion or rather his disdain for it, and his belief that there is no "capricious energy" in the universe. I believe his philosophical bent was perhaps not appropriate for this audience, but if he wants to promote his own agenda, whatever.

Every time he opened his mouth, his voice reminded me of his show. I grew up with that voice. It's just so soothing, and distinctly LeVar Burton. It made me happy.

Reading RainbowAll day I have had that theme song stuck in my head; I can go twice as high, take a look, it's in a book...Reading Rainboooooooow. Meeting Levar was like reconnecting with my childhood. And he ended his talk with "But you don't have to take my word for it."


  1. even got a pic with him! congrats! i'm sorry i wasn't there!

  2. You owe me one. Oh the power I hold!