Why I want to be Autumn De Wil...

Jan 14, 2012 by

For the majority of early childhood, I knew who I wanted to be when I grew up: Snow White, of course. I had planned my future of...

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Resurrecting Love: The Cemeter...

Dec 6, 2011 by

Sharon and I both love cemeteries. One important aspect of the work we’ve committed ourselves to along our healing journey involves...

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Uncle Tom

Aug 4, 2011 by

More than fifteen years ago I walked from my office to a local elementary school once each week to read with a little first grade boy...

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The Truth About Me & The ...

Jun 29, 2011 by

Finally, the truth of my relationship with the Princess Lamballe. Well, right off the bat, I must admit we can’t have known each...

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This Precious Moment

May 25, 2011 by

“We have a fuel leak on the right side of the plane. We need to evacuate.” The pilot’s voice got everyone’s attention. I heard the...

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Ancestor Worship

May 11, 2011 by

“Waking Up,” giving many thanks to Alice Walker for the powerful voice she used to coax the early-before-day-morning...

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Excising the “n” word from Huc...

Feb 9, 2011 by

Mark Twain defined a “classic” book as one “which people praise and don’t read.” He should know. How many of you have read...

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The Hemingses of Monticello

Feb 2, 2011 by

Comments on the book, The Hemingses of Montecello by Annette Gordon-Reed It turns out that the stories about Thomas Jefferson I...

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Five Ways to Jumpstart The Wor...

Jan 18, 2011 by

In my new young adult novel Jumpstart the World, Frank, my transgender character, tells Elle,”The world doesn’t always...

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The Book vs The Movie

Dec 8, 2010 by

I get a lot of questions about this one. Q: What did I think of the movie version of Pay It Forward? A: I thought the book was...

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The Reporter I trust (and ther...

Dec 8, 2010 by

When I was a child television news in our home meant Walter Cronkite. In junior high school history class we watched his “You...

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A Post About A Bookstore

Nov 17, 2010 by

My first true mentor was author Jean Brody (Gideon’s House, A Coven of Women, Cleo). I met her when I first had the guts to...

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Nov 17, 2010 by

Dr. Joy DeGruy (formerly Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary), author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury...

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Jeremy Rifkin – RSA Anim...

Nov 17, 2010 by

Never has the world seemed so completely united-in the form of communication, commerce, and culture-and so savagely torn apart-in the...

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Five Ways to Jumpstart the Wor...

Oct 27, 2010 by

In my new young adult novel Jumpstart the World, Frank, my transgender character, tells Elle,”The world doesn’t always...

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Are we born racist?

Sep 9, 2010 by

Book Review: Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology By Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith, Rodolfo...

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta...

Jul 31, 2010 by

When I was a child in the early 1960’s I received a polio vaccine, as did my sister and most everyone I knew. What I did not...

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Steinbeck and son – a fa...

Jun 20, 2010 by

http://www.momentscount.com/Audio_Podcast/2010/steinbeckandson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:08 —...

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On St. Patrick’s Day ...

Mar 17, 2010 by

We all know those times when something really hits the spot and we want “seconds”. Well, apparently this post hit the...

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This St. Patrick’s Day C...

Mar 3, 2010 by

John O’Donohue did much in his short life to popularize and demystify the history and lore of Celtic tradition and...

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My Journey East of Eden

Oct 31, 2009 by

At what age do we take responsibility for our actions? When do we become accountable for our decisions? I learned a critical life...

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