Category Archives: On Writing

Thanks, Trinidad!


Trinidad Robinson came to my office at UPenn to interview me for his 4th-grade Living History project. Lots of great […]

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Black Ice on iTunes!


Thanks to sound editor Zach Carduner at Wexler Studio in Kelly Writers House at the University of Penn for helping […]

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From Bethlehem to Mars with Nikki Giovanni


Rains to clouds to sun, and then the late-October trip to the sleek Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University yielded […]

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Graduation season: Mercy


Mercy Driving to the mountains my daughter loves Like her father, I listen to podcasts while dairy cows Whose udders […]

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40th Reunion at St. Paul’s School


SPS Reunion 2014 Time during Anniversary Weekend feels very much as it does when I write; we swim and float […]

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Letters to Our Fathers at Crenshaw High, L.A.


Letters to our Fathers My friend Tina Smith-Brown and I went to Los Angeles to conduct a video conversation based […]

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Lenten Ashtanga


  This year Ash Wednesday fell on the new moon, when our yoga studio does not hold morning Mysore practice. […]

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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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Writing makes me happy


The other day, making dinner, I felt right. ¬†Happy is the word I used for this title, but it was […]

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At Motivation High


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

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