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Call It A Gift — Wandering Off Is Not So Terrible

October 2, 2014


I’m prone to inevitable flights of fancy. Call it what you want. I get carried away. It cannot be helped. Neither psychotherapy nor medication have quelled my intermittent love affair with being alive. And my willful experience of being entirely human. Each time someone dies, we are brought to our knees with awareness of the […]

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The storm

August 18, 2014


Originally posted on BGeneric:
From out of the storm The angry clouds stir Vents release Explode I watch the thunder And wonder What will be torn away? What will be the same? Twisting rotting limbs in the road Empty buildings boarded up for the storm Ripped open Left behind to be studied by anthropologist and…

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Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86

May 28, 2014


3CHICSPOLITICO Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 By MARGALIT FOX MAY 28, 2014 Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose the author’s girlhood in the Jim Crow South — was among […]

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Maya Angelou’s Arkansas: Dignity and Poverty in the Depression

May 28, 2014


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Watch the World Thank Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014


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From WHYY: Poet Renato Rosaldo

May 20, 2014


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California Notebooks, 2014

May 20, 2014


Originally posted on annamosca:
* I’m formless yet so worried about doing and looking forgetting the sweetness of being alive forsaking god somewhere on my own map of events duties and having to have being liked and praised endless strife if I could just stop it a minute to get – that craved drink of…

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The Nashville You Haven’t Seen on Nashville <—- This is Music City too.

May 19, 2014


H/t to the Nashville Scene

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odd granddaughter

May 16, 2014


Originally posted on Big Blue Dot Y'all:
odd granddaughter sad by the standard of a cloud been ’round so long that i forget where my who my why my what my how my people are. skin cracked from bales of fibrous cotton laughter like spit from the mouth of God eyes keen from too…

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Stop What You Are Doing and Watch This Film: Mindwalk (full film)

April 29, 2014


It isn’t hyperbole to say this film changed my thinking profoundly and I re-watch it every year or so. This is the conversation that could save our Planet and help us not self-destruct as a species. One kind of strange thing…I discovered I relate to different characters/points of view at different points in my life. […]

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