Beauty

And I hereby inaugurate my hasty attempt at fiction on this blog! It was actually quite fun, I might do this Friday Fictioneer thing more often. Below was the photo prompt for my 100 word story. Dark bags under the eyes and perfectly miserable, I observed.  A sigh escaped me as I greeted my granddaughter. … More Beauty

Leonard Peltier: “My crime’s being an Indian, What’s yours”?

I was rummaging through stowed away books from my college days  and came across  Leonard Peltier’s Prison Writings: My Life is my Sundance. I repressed a wry smile as I flipped through the few pages containing haphazard underlines and scrawled notes. Ahh to relive those awkward classroom discussions where no one had done the readings but everyone was ready … More Leonard Peltier: “My crime’s being an Indian, What’s yours”?

My jumbled thoughts on Citizen:An American Lyric

There are very few books that I go back to again and again, and every time feels like a new, raw experience. Claudia Rankine’s poetry-prose “Citizen” is like  harsh yet necessary headlights into the dark of our collective forgetting/ignoring/avoiding. But despite always gaining a deeper clarity when rereading this book, it is an ordeal that can … More My jumbled thoughts on Citizen:An American Lyric