Category Archives: On Culture

Updrafts of Memory


Time during Anniversary Weekend feels very much as it does when I write; we swim and float and march through […]

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MLK Day at Exeter


At Phillips Exeter Academy  the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a secular sabbath whose significance goes deep into students’ […]

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Guest Blog: Remember Dr. Shirley Turpin-Parham


After February’s exciting free e-download of Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad I was delighted to see […]

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Beth Lewis, Free’s illustrator as Artist-in-Residence at Please Touch


  Lorene Cary tells the story of watching me draw audience members at Art Sanctuary when I was in high […]

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At Motivation High


              Thanks to Ms. Coldren and Principal Jones for the invitation to spend time […]

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Read With Me


Read With Me – MLK Project

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Funny


Sister Sonia Sanchez, Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, told me once that a healer made her watch funny movies. Laughter puts us […]

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Guest Blog: In Search of a Bookstore…


Ebony, Jr.!  Way to get this reader nostalgic!  I started this blog as a 54-year-old woman enjoying the prose and […]

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Guest Blog: Slow and Steady – Means Everyone Wins


Chinua Achebe was the first writer I read who articulated for me with absolute Igbo clarity that art could be […]

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Guest Blog: In a Time Before Cable, On a Night Without Internet


This is like balm.  True, it is a blog, that unlovely word, and it’s coming at us on a screen, […]

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