Sleep Baby, Slumber

there’s a quiet space inside you that is tender and its solitude will sink you like a stone everybody likes to tell you it gets better ’cause they all have tender spaces of their own and they’d rather do anything but remember when they knew that space was eating them alive so they sometimes have […]

Media: Twitter Embeds

Really cool to read through and find so much awesomeness added to WordPress 3.6 while I was gone. I should take three weeks off more often. — Andrew Nacin (@nacin) April 3, 2013 This post tests WordPress’ Twitter Embeds feature.

Song for the End of Days

This is a song for the end of days. Rest your weary head. Take a long look, steady your gaze, Remember how you bled. Take a good breath and let it go Deep into the darkness. Never regret what you didn’t know. This is a time for yes. chorus You will stand again And yes […]

Tavis Smiley Takes Me To Task, Part II

Yesterday Kenito asked for specifics that support my position on the “responsible citizen” remaining critical of his own propensity for criticism, and I woke up thinking about when I first got exposed to the value of digging deeper and not just pointing the finger. I went to a New England boarding school for high school […]

Tavis Smiley Takes Me To Task

This week I was honored with a chance to talk to two of my living heroes Mr. Tavis Smiley and the venerable Dr. Cornel West for their weekly Radio Broadcast “Smiley and West” from Public Radio International. Although I expect my next conversation with these two fine gentlemen to be about my work, this week […]

How Can You Keep From Singing?

Jazz singer and fierce, self-made woman RenĂ© Marie was featured on NPR’s homepage today, along with a clip from her controversial rendering of the “Lift Every Voice and Sing” as sung to the tune of “The Star Spangled Banner” from her folk/jazz/blues/gospel/freedom suite “Voice of My Beautiful Country.” Read the full story here. I’m glad […]