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The Man Who Couldn’t Mean

We’ve all heard about the little man who wasn’t there but now we have the fatsy man who couldn’t mean. What do you mean he couldn’t mean? He would say ‘high’ and he’d mean ‘pink.’ He would mean ‘dog’ but he would say ‘star.’ When he kinda sorta saw a ‘bear cub’ in his color-changing […]

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Immigrants With Pets

–––––– I’m enjoying the pleasures of writing  with pointed words — as if this administration was Saint Sebastian and my arrows would sink in. –––––– Smart Person He positioned himself behind the famed desk and signed with a broad black ‘You won’t forget ME’ felt pen whatever impressive document they handed him. Handpicked, they knew […]

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Black experience, flip and deep

I need to write this. Now. I’d heard of a prize-winning novel by a black man writing of black experience. A quick search turned up The Sellout by Paul Beatty.  The Man-Booker prize.  OK! So I read it and loved it — at first.  The urgency of the prose, a burning wick of intensity. If […]

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Diane Savona Sees Beyond Cloth

Diane Savona — her textile work wows me with its ingenuity, personal vision, its way of making more than you’d expect of little.  A thinker. All images are from her website, http://www.dianesavonaart.com/ Some Savona quotes: How do we learn history? Textbooks give us dates and leaders; students memorize facts for the test, but few people have a […]

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