Adult Picture Books

Before Instagram, there were picture books with a complement of editorial copy that could be considered the literary version of the popular social networking site of today. One of those books, I consider one of the most enlightening books that I've read on Africans in America is "A Pictorial History of the Negro in America"... Continue Reading →

The Transportation Curse?

For more than ten years, I lived in a town whose name was loosely translated into The Place of the Skull.  The name allegedly originated from a curse leveled on the town by a Delaware Indian tribal chief whose family members were slaughtered during the Native American Trade of the 1700s. Legend has it, when... Continue Reading →

Spoken Words

"Spoken words are ephemeral but the written word is permanent. What most people, or at least the unsuccessful ones, are unaware of is that life gives us exactly what we ask from it." Currently rereading The Instant Millionaire : A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth by Mark Fisher

Book Discussion: Empty Spaces

For some, an unfulfilled and unsatisfied life can lead to a life-long battle of potentially fatal addictions; but others find there’s an alternative to fill those often evasive and unidentifiable empty spaces.

Author Digs Facts to Tell Story of First Black Female Aviator by Nita Lelyveld dateline: Washington - She was pioneer American Aviator. Her flight drew big crowds. She was daring and exciting and beautiful, too. And she died tragically while flying, But unlike her contemporary Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman made no splash in history. Bessie... Continue Reading →

Have you ever watched a movie and noticed the main character is reading a book?  In the film, X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)  Scully has at her bedside "Beautiful Wasps Having Sex" by Dori Carter . The fiction story has an intriguing premise - especially if you're one who has wondered why movie studio... Continue Reading →

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