Listen To Me, Damn It!

  When it comes to the situation in Baltimore,  Hugh Hollowell, my brother from another mother, has said that white people should  “Shut up, and amplify minority reports and black voices.” And, he’s right, that’s what we should do. But, the truth is, a lot of people won’t hear what those black voices are saying […]

Living In The Past

In his novel Requiem For A Nun, William Faulkner wrote “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” While Faulkner had his faults (like alcoholism and womanizing), the man could turn a phrase. This quote might have  been born out of  Faulkner’s essential southern-ness, but it applies to not-so-southern people, too. Especially in when you’re talking about abuse. I […]

Give ‘Em Break?

This is not a good morning. I’m sitting here at my desk, trying to write while fighting back nausea that’s not solely due to chemotherapy. To say that I’m unhappy about Tuesday’s decision on Amendment One is putting it mildly. Frankly, it makes me sick. A few other appropriate adjectives would be outraged, aggrieved, infuriated, offended; […]