Category Archives: Can We Talk?

darkness rising

darkness rising defaced Jewish Cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Tombstones toppled. Rural African-American Churches burned to the ground. vandalized Signs at Muslim Study Centers. threats of violence against Members of the LGBTQ Community. Unarmed African-American Men and Women killed … Continue reading

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An Article on Elephant Poaching

We are living during the Sixth Extinction, a time in which we are losing species daily as a result of human activity and loss of habitat. A precipitous decline in the African elephant population continues, and it breaks my heart. … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Eleven Prompt

Write a poem about, or incorporating, color. What is your favorite color? Is there a color you don’t like? Or, is there a color you are not enthused about? A color you avoid in personal decisions, in product purchases? Is … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Nine Prompt

Do you subscribe to any magazines or newspapers? Find a photograph which you find particularly compelling. Write a poem about the image. Credit the photographer with a line you might place following the title: Title After a photograph by ___________ … Continue reading

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“The Great Salish Sea” by Dana Lyons

My grateful thank you to Suzanne G. for sharing this magnificent video and song, “The Great Salish Sea” by Dana Lyons. Orcas, salmon, kelp forest, the Salish Sea and the voice of Dana Lyons. Watch it here. What are you … Continue reading

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The writer chooses privacy…

Grateful appreciation to a friend I shall name Jackie who told me about Elena Ferrante, an Italian novelist who wrote a letter to her publishing house explaining why she *would not* participate in the marketing of her novel. Jackie and … Continue reading

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Untitled, for Nine

After an altar call Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney Cynthia Hurd Rev. Daniel Lee Simmons, Sr. DePayne Middleton-Doctor Ethel Lee Lance Myra Thompson Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Susie Jackson Tywanza Sanders Do you hear the poetry? Do you hear the music and love … Continue reading

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