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Toni Morrison exhorts us to read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between the World and Me, by just putting it out there: “This is required reading.” The only way I could expand on that perfect direction is to possibly add, “Then, re-read.” I hope over the next many months to come back to Coates’ writing and thinking again and again, but today I focus on his notion of whiteness. 549 more words

How I Roll

Skulls: A Song About the Broken Bones Not Stored in a British museum

Who killed  freedom

Tell me father

Who murdered  democracy?

Why is  it  the  ever  so famous  couple

Pays  us not  a  visit at  all?

Was  it  not  you  who promised  us  day and  night… 169 more words

From The Heart

Disillusionment Always Precedes Enlightenment

Maybe you’ve heard those words before. “Disillusionment always precedes enlightenment.” I’ve heard them a lot, and often they come from inside my own head, a hopeful reminder not to let myself get too discouraged. 911 more words

Learning To Draw

Once Upon A Time

There was a moment –
brief –
when I believed life
had endless possibility.
DISILLISIONMENT.

Fourteen years old –
my father died
my adopted brother sent back… 246 more words

Personal

Why Faith?

If those who view human history as progress — out of the irrational childhood of faith and into the reasoning, responsible adulthood of science — are correct, why does Jesus emphasize time after time after time the absolute necessity of faith? 1,052 more words

Abortion

Good Neighbours

Neighbour died yesterday.

Well. She was found yesterday. Had been dead for weeks.

Slipped and banged her head in the shower. Lay in the bottom of the bathtub like a sponge, single-handedly soaking up the streets water supply. 293 more words

Creative Writing

no strings attached;

i think, more than anything. i’ve become afraid of disillusionment.

it’s not so fun. watching things get ruined like that.

come on, let’s go. let’s leave all this behind. 73 more words

Life