People of the Struggle

Resurrections are on my mind this week. Yours, too? Specifically, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about personal resurrections. I happened upon a quote by Loren Eiseley that has got me to pondering. Perhaps you have heard it? We are rag dolls made out of many ages and skins, changelings who have slept in [Read More...]

Elan Gale’s On-Flight Fake Fight

bE kIND

Be sweet, Lewis, be sweet. Those were the words Mama Grizzard spoke to Lewis each morning as she sent him out the door into the big wide world of elementary school. That’s southern-speak for be kind, be patient, be forgiving, be compassionate, be slow to anger, be gracious. Sometimes I wonder if today’s parents aren’t [Read More...]

Roger Ebert: I will be dead. What happens then?

Roger Ebert

  Before his passing Roger Ebert wrote a lovely goodbye essay, I do not fear death, that ran at SALON.  Here’s a glimpse of what he said:   I have no desire to live forever. The concept frightens me. I am 69, have had cancer, will die sooner than most of those reading this. That is in [Read More...]


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