Tag Archives: Toni Morrison

I shared a vagrant optimism

Hunter S. Thompson —”I shared a vagrant optimism that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top. At the same time, … Continue reading

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Live Your Way Into The Answer

Rainer Maria Rilke // “Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them…the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in … Continue reading

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When Great Trees Fall

Maya Angelou wrote the poem “When Great Trees Fall” when James Baldwin died in December of 1987, and read the poem at his funeral… “When Great Trees Fall” by Maya Angelou When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

President Barack Obama recently posted on Facebook his summer reading list. This year it’s a mix of fiction, memoirs, and instructive non-fiction. If you are searching for a good vacation read, you can never go wrong following the lead of … Continue reading

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RIP Toni Morrison

You think dark is just one color, but it ain’t. There’re five or six kinds of black. Some silky, some woolly. Some just empty. Some like fingers. And it don’t stay still, it moves and changes from one kind of … Continue reading

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Cultivating Thought

One day the writer Jonathan Safran Foer was sitting in a Chipotle Mexican Grill enjoying a veggie burrito (they’re quite good and GMO-free) when he realized that he had nothing to read. This sparked a clever idea for the author … Continue reading

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