March 20, 2022
With pigtails and big dreams, she runs wild in my mind:
March 19, 2022
In my dream you were alive. I saw you: a broken man with a crooked smile telling me it’s been seventeen years
March 17, 2022
Rita Mock-Pike Having lived in Greater Chicago and Chicago itself for many years now, I’d heard of Bronzeville on several occasions. However, I’d never particularly had […]
March 10, 2022
The characters, even the ancillary characters, came alive on the pages. It was beautiful, horrible, deadly, life affirming and didn’t shy away from asking tough questions.
March 8, 2022
I now highly recommend this to anyone with chronic pain or illness, chronic fatigue, or a body that’s just plain aging (i.e., anyone who tells me they’ve got stiffness or pain).
February 26, 2022
Sha Huang It’s okay to be unsure when your brush touches the paperA brush moves with its own willwater and color collideWrestle, merge, and give birthSpontaneous […]
February 19, 2022
“Liar! We will torture you, call you names til you go insane.”
February 17, 2022
Not much is more important in the creative realms than representation. There’s something about seeing yourself in a character, on a screen, on a page.
February 12, 2022
“No crime you’ve committed against yourself first, others later, demands erasure.”
February 10, 2022
As I began my walk, I immediately noticed one thing: dandelions. I don’t know how they do it every year, but they come in droves. Seriously, there were a lot of dandelions.
February 9, 2022
Extasia lived up to its name, ecstasy. I absolutely enjoyed every minute of this dizzying rollercoaster ride. My emotions ran rampant as I read. I worked through every single emotion from laughter, squeamishness, anger, to victory fist pumps.
February 7, 2022
Being a global nomad and spending most of my life outdoors in Africa, I’ve seen and experienced things people wouldn’t believe.
February 6, 2022
When I was young, I was always in trouble at school and home for asking silly questions. I never seemed to ask the right question to […]
February 5, 2022
when nobody calls, I pick up the days go down the alleyways I rise brush my teeth like they’re all not already rotten and wonder
January 31, 2022
It was a difficult read for me because I wanted to cheat so badly and skip to the end to find out what happened. Don’t judge me too harshly. I never do that with a book I am reviewing, so I kept to the path. I didn’t skip ahead and was very glad I allowed the book to unfold the mystery. It was almost as if I was uncovering Tess’s reaction to God’s love, voice, and grace throughout the book.
January 29, 2022
In 1992 Los Angeles erupted into riots Latasha Harlins was murdered by a Korean shopkeeper.
January 24, 2022
“Whatever goals you have created for yourself for the new year, and no matter whether those goals have been reached or already broken, it is never too late to turn a new leaf and begin again.”
January 22, 2022
“Even a fraction of you is enough to sustain me for many years.”
January 21, 2022
Reading this book was like climbing onto a rollercoaster that cascaded to its end in a dark mountain. You never knew where the next thrilling twist would take you. I devoured the pages in one day, as if I was starving and the book was my only meal.