The God of Imagination and Oliver Twist

Black males continue to score among the lowest in reading proficiency exams. Does this limit their imagination? Their ability to empathize? Their view of God?

  A dozen years ago, I was traveling through a familiar town in the south when I saw a boy not yet ten trying to dart across a busy four-lane. It was mid-morning on a school day. I had no idea why he wasn’t in school but I was worried he was going to get [Read More...]

Friends, Family, Angels & Bears

So I’m off to Portland for the weekend. Tonight I’ll be meeting with booksellers from throughout the Northwest. This is a big deal to me because it’s the first time I’ve been invited by Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association to appear at their trade show. While I’ve been to many Southeast book events, this is my [Read More...]


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