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Women making Panama Hats by hand in Sigsig, Ecuador

Just finishing some research on Sigsig for my novel, The Plan (due out next month) and I wanted to share this video of women hand weaving Panama hats up in the Andes, in this remote villate. I got a hat there, myself, when I traveled thee last month. Unbelieveable! It was just $10. Anyway, a […]

Waking up to cold water, coffee, pipe and smoking tobacco; nothing new says retired professor and author, Hunter Gray

Hunter Gray, civil rights advocate and author Guest Post by Hunter Gray May 6 2013 I slept late this morning — arising at about 4 a.m.  Cold water, coffee, pipe and smoking tobacco.  Nothing unusual. And then I began to hear Them talking right close to our home — obviously more than one.  Owls — and […]

Emmett Till’s Mother; Good Model For Connecticut Mothers of Shooting Victims

Emmett Till, killed in 1955 I have to think of the poor mothers and fathers of the children killed in Connecticut’s school shootings two weeks ago. What a sad holiday it is for all of us, but especially for these families. I hope and pray that at least one of the mothers will show the […]

Trayvon Martin; Just an Ounce of Understanding

“If this was the 1960s, I would seriously be telling you off,” Margaret said, drawing deeply from her cigarette, and staring coldly at me. We didn’t go anywhere after 5 p.m. back then, and I still follow the same rule today.”   DO THOSE OF US who are not African American truly understand the intensity of […]

From the Land of Emmett Till, and Beyond: Violence Has No Place in Our Society

Subject: Tell Sarah Palin: Violent threats have consequences Dear Friend, Violence had no place in Mississippi when young Emmett Till was murdered and it has no role in our society today. Our hearts are heavy for the victims of the tragedy in Arizona. We must put a stop to the escalating hate rhetoric of the […]