“secret garden” — cinderella meets selfridge’s meets the metamorphosis meets Shakespeare in Korean — coloring books project 2015

Friends of the magically real -- I have a confession to make. I am watching a 20 episode long Korean tv serial for the second time. And I'm making my husband watch it with me. Again. Yes, Secret Garden is THAT good. "What?" I hear you saying. "You mean you're watching a SOAP OPERA?" Just … Continue reading “secret garden” — cinderella meets selfridge’s meets the metamorphosis meets Shakespeare in Korean — coloring books project 2015

No Kidding American genius in Mud City Journal — 08/13/15, Coloring Books project 2015

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 writer person and then you look and … Continue reading No Kidding American genius in Mud City Journal — 08/13/15, Coloring Books project 2015

Magical Realism Blog Hop — July 29th 2015 – craft note: “make it big” (coloring books 2015)

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" well enough by the end of our … Continue reading Magical Realism Blog Hop — July 29th 2015 – craft note: “make it big” (coloring books 2015)

Chinese-American and Male?: watching 9-Man — July 15th, the coloring books project

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 the mid 70's when we were both … Continue reading Chinese-American and Male?: watching 9-Man — July 15th, the coloring books project

june 21st, 2015 — do something

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 a system of oppression and annihilation that … Continue reading june 21st, 2015 — do something

May Day! — 60 year old white woman tries to grasp hip hop aesthetics #coloringbooksproject

  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 hip hop on Wikipedia to try to … Continue reading May Day! — 60 year old white woman tries to grasp hip hop aesthetics #coloringbooksproject