Friends — We literary folks are often awash in the many literary facebook like this page requests that come our way. Like this page Like this page. Whatever. Except sometimes you’re asked to like a page, and you go because you want to be a nice supportive older […]
Dear friends — The Magical Realism Blog Hop is hopping right here. Here’s my humble contribution to the conversation. I recently taught a Magical Realism 101 class in Port Townsend WA, and students said they were a bit stumped by the “how”s of MR. They knew the “what” […]
Friends – I have to admit that I know very little about what it might be like to be a Chinese-American man. The only male friend of Chinese-American descent that I can remember ever having was my friend Pete. I got to know Pete in St. Louis in […]
This blog post by author Steven Barnes says it all. Please read, and then follow the advice. I am. After #Charleston: 10 Things Every American Can Do To Create Change Now.
Friends — this year, I have devoted my blog to writing about artists and writers of color. But that’s not enough is it? The terrorist attack on Mother Emanuel Church on Wednesday June 17th 2015 forces any white person of conscience to consider the part they play in […]
Dear Friends – Ok, this is embarrassing. I tried a couple of months ago to start educating myself about hip hop, and I got all kinds of good suggestions from friends and acquaintances as to what artists to listen to. While collecting those suggestions I looked up […]
Dear friends – I’ve been busy launching my debut novel, and haven’t had a lot of time to blog. But I have been thinking a lot about comedy, and how crucial a form it can be to do cultural work and to ask important, uncomfortable questions. I used […]