Hey, y’all. I’m back home in front of my own computer. Here are some links that caught my eye while I was playing catch-up. I am working to get my Ghana pictures together. I plan to post about the trip over the next couple weeks. Meanwhile, here’s some pretty cool stuff to read.
Toni Morrison interviewed on Charlie Rose: “This story is pre-racial. When everyone was for sale or for rent.” One more thing she said that I love. “Oh no. I am writing another book, dear.” I love her tone. Listening to the interview as I type. She talks about everything. She’s so funny and so smart. She is so wry about Updike. And even a little flirtatious. Lord, I love that woman. You MUST check out the interview.
Miriam Makeba: RIP “Mama Africa.”
Alice Walker has a blog. She kicks it off with a letter to Barak Obama.
Our favorite poet, Natasha Trethewey, has written a powerful essay on the occasion of the Obama election.
Ed Champion says always look a gift horse in the mouth.
Joy Castro fires back at the NYT.
Tom Brown talks about the relationship between creativity and play.
Black gay writers, Fred Smith and Reggie Harris speak out on Prop 8 and the racial blame-game that followed.
Okay. Getting back in bed now.