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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 50 from THE HARVEST of REASON) At the crack of dawn Maddie slunk down the stairs. She found John in the kitchen nursing a cup of coffee and staring at the floor. How long had he been up? READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-49 in earlier Blogs ) At the crack of dawn Maddie slunk down the stairs. She found John in the kitchen nursing a cup of coffee and staring at the … Continue reading

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Race in America – Journey of the Black Male

Journey of the Black Male   Have you ever seen a black man walk straight? Not shucking nor jiving, not strutting – but straight! It’s a long time coming, this regal gait Takes a lot of shedding, of self loving, … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 49 from THE HARVEST of REASON) It was a rare moment of peace and calm in a storm-tossed, deadline-driven world, when Maddie and John sat down for a late lunch with Maddie’s parents, the day before Thanksgiving. READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-48 in earlier Blogs ) Chapter 14 And if he meeteth with injustice he shall have patience… The Seven Valleys It was a rare moment of peace and calm in … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 48 from THE HARVEST of REASON) They went to Pasqual’s for dinner and sat at the smallest table in a corner of the terracotta room. A neon cactus flashed in the window. He got a kick out of seeing Maddie plunge into her favorite meal of blue-corn cheese enchiladas. She seemed to become delirious once she put the first bite into her mouth. READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-47 in earlier Blogs ) They went to Pasqual’s for dinner and sat at the smallest table in a corner of the terracotta room. A neon cactus flashed in the … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 47 from THE HARVEST of REASON) Maddie and Lisa came up the stairs from the little auditorium in the basement. They had just been down listening to a seminar given by a candidate for assistant professor. READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-46 in earlier Blogs ) Maddie and Lisa came up the stairs from the little auditorium in the basement. They had just been down listening to a seminar given by … Continue reading

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Race in America – poetry we’re not ready to write

Race in America It’s at times like these you make me remember you’re white When you burst into the house demanding “who?” Who left “the trash” in the street! “What trash?” I ask. But I already know. I just want … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 46 from THE HARVEST of REASON) During the next week it seemed that every free moment they could be together held an excitement all its own. Every meal that they could steal together was an attempt to seize life and drain its cup. READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-45 in earlier Blogs ) “To the true lover reunion is life, and separation is death…” The Hidden Words   Chapter 13 During the next week it seemed that every … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 45 from THE HARVEST of REASON) John pulled up in front of Maddie’s landlady’s house not knowing what to expect. The invitation had been the result of very quick thinking on his part and he had left immediately after, so that she wouldn’t have time to change her mind. But now what? READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-44 in earlier Blogs ) John pulled up in front of Maddie’s landlady’s house not knowing what to expect. The invitation had been the result of very quick thinking on … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 44 from THE HARVEST of REASON) Since John had joined their research group, Maddie had been thrown into his company almost constantly. READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-43 in earlier Blogs )   Since John had joined their research group, Maddie had been thrown into his company almost constantly. They had been up to Hancock and Arlington … Continue reading

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