A Fight to Keep The Robert E. Lee Monument Up in Richmond, Virginia

As the City of Richmond works its way to taking down all of the Confederate monuments and symbols within its limits, the Robert E. Lee Monument, which is owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia, still stands. For now. The General A. P. Hill Monument, property of the city, at the traffic circle in the intersection … Continue reading A Fight to Keep The Robert E. Lee Monument Up in Richmond, Virginia

Stonewall Jackson Monument, Richmond, Virginia – Through My Grandparents’ Eyes

It’s been a few weeks now since the Confederate statues in Richmond, Virginia started coming down. As the former Capitol of the Confederacy, this is major. Before the city began to formally remove them, several had been yanked from their pedestals, including the figure of Jefferson Davis, from the elaborate memorial to the former president … Continue reading Stonewall Jackson Monument, Richmond, Virginia – Through My Grandparents’ Eyes

Does My Writing Have A Place Anymore?

For more than twenty-five years now, close to thirty, there has been a story in my head loosely based upon oral history in my native Richmond, Virginia and then expounded upon more by my imagination. I’ve been ripped from it occasionally to write other stories, which I’ve done, and the original comes roaring back at … Continue reading Does My Writing Have A Place Anymore?

Living While Black – Even after the publication of Between the World and Me

Several years ago, in 2016, after Philando Castile was murdered by police in St. Paul, Minnesota, I wrote an essay further inspired by Between the World and Me by Ta- Nehisi Coates. It was so raw, real, revealing too much of my gut that I opted not to put it here, out into the world. … Continue reading Living While Black – Even after the publication of Between the World and Me

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

 anThe Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman My rating: 4 of 5 stars View all my reviews I think I read somewhere that The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was considered a horror story. If I did - I'll check around for that reference - it's the most incorrect assessment of this story.  Perhaps … Continue reading The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman