pocket honey, wind and hips

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August 21, 2014 at 10:07am
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I'm a Storyteller but this is Non-Fiction →

August 18, 2014 at 10:04am
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I’m a Storyteller but this is Non-Fiction

I’m a Storyteller but this is Non-Fiction

This is not a fairy or fable.  This isn’t one of my historical reference blogs or a post to honor someone.  This is non-fiction.  This blog is about living the facts of raising two young black men.  My nephews, who are now the ages of 20 and 16.  In particular the oldest who stands a little over 6’1″ with skin stained to the hue of blackberries.

This is about his dubious eyes when I tried to…

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August 14, 2014 at 5:57pm
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it’s a poem if the words can live without you
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it’s a poem if the words can live without you
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sitting and thinking

sitting and thinking

1:39pm
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Pic of the Same Side

They look like my cousins.  One of them could be my brothers friend.  In the back they have my nephew and his friends. 

Pic of the Same Side

They look like my cousins.  One of them could be my brothers friend.  In the back they have my nephew and his friends. 

August 12, 2014 at 9:19am
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a map can assure this once was a quiet suburb; ferguson, mo.

a map can assure this once was a quiet suburb; ferguson, mo.

it’s not a feeling.  it’s more like a sting.  I don’t believe a sting is a feeling, it’s more like an impulse.  a flicker or tease of a taste.

and the taste is a jar of honey left open during the month of August.  it has remnants of sweetness but only the frame provides certainty it was honey.  only the map can assure us it used to be a quiet suburb of st. louis.  the city of ferguson, missouri. …

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July 11, 2014 at 9:06pm
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July 7, 2014 at 6:47pm
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Happy Birthday Margaret Walker!

Happy Birthday Margaret Walker!

“For My People” is one of those literary works that will be studied for years to come.  This piece sits next to “A Dream Deferred” and “Phenomenal Woman” on your book shelves.  The credit for this timeless work of art goes to Dr. Margaret Walker.

margaret walker

During the 1970′s, Dr. Walker was the first of a generation of women who began to seek that their works get published.  Her second novel, Jubilee, is…

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June 29, 2014 at 8:06am
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June 24, 2014 at 8:04am
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