Aibileen’s Secret

Aibileen’s Secret

Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark in “The Help” Reading time: 5 minutes I’ve watched the movie The Help many times over the years, and there’s something about it I never noticed until just the other night. You know that part at the beginning where...
No One Is a “Self-Made Man”

No One Is a “Self-Made Man”

At the Toastmasters Conference Reading time: 2 minutes I was at a Toastmasters conference yesterday, and a man I know asked me, “What did you think of the keynote speech?” I replied, “It was the quintessential story of a self-made American man.” I was completely...
Kyle and I saw “Get Out”

Kyle and I saw “Get Out”

Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya in “Get Out.” Reading time: 1 minute SPOILER ALERT!       Kyle and I went to see “Get Out” last Saturday. My idea. He hadn’t wanted to see it, because he thought I’d castigate myself too much for the...

“We should have *been* outraged.”

Summer McLane, on Facebook Live, 30 January 2017. 14 min. Reading time: 1 minute. “You know, everyone wants to say, “Oh, love, love, I choose love.” What do you think this is?? I’ve said this so many times before. What do you think this is? This isn’t love? What do...

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