Miscellaneous

Blogger Affinity

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Blogger Affinity

Blogger Affinity

An entire month ago (I was just back from Italy, still in a travel fog …), Michelle of “Polliwog on Safari” kindly gave me a Liebster Award. Because I recently posted in relation to a Versatile Blogger Award (and because I don’t read enough blogs to make another recommended list!), I’ll refer back to my original responses to the questions. And here’s a belated appreciation to Michelle, a teacher and fellow writer who shares my passion for exploring race and whiteness –...

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Moving Forward

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Miscellaneous | 3 comments

Moving Forward

I live in Maine, so I’ve spent many hours over the last week thinking, reading and talking about our newly elected governor’s response, which made national news, when he was questioned about his refusal of multiple invitations to attend events sponsored by the local NAACP chapter. I’ve reflected at length on what I wanted to say that hasn’t already been said wonderfully by others, including some brilliant friends of mine, Rachel Talbot Ross, state director and local chapter president of the NAACP, and Catherine Anderson of “Mama C and the Boys.” There is...

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1.20.2009

Posted by on Jan 24, 2009 in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on 1.20.2009

1.20.2009

Journal sketch From Orange, Section 12               We Were There, Together We were there, pressed together as once we packed the holds of separate ships, the stolen or the fleeing; Now squeezing closer to make room in the subway car unwilling to leave even one behind. We were there, waiting together as once we shuffled in the desperate lines, hungry for food or for work, driven from our lands, picket lines and protest lines; Now turning smiling faces to those in front and behind, “Where are you all from?” – from Florida, from Washington,...

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