Mini-UN on the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

Mini-UN on the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

Part of the mini-UN, at Grand Prospect Reading time: 1 minutes Sometimes, when I go hiking, all I see are white people. But on a popular trail, on a holiday, when it’s sunny and warm? Last Monday, Memorial Day, the Rattlesnake Mountain trail was like a mini UN. I saw...
Some writers are so damn good, it’s not fair

Some writers are so damn good, it’s not fair

Reading time: 1 minute I’ve been dipping into The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell, and I found this passage. It’s glorious. Read it aloud and listen to the rhythm and the language he uses. “…and I’m out, treading in Holly’s ten-minutes-old footsteps through knee-deep...

The African-American Woman at the Writers’ Group Cafe

The table where they sat. Reading time: 1 minute I used to have this blog I’m Curious About People, and I’d write short pieces of 250 words or so, describing people who piqued my curiosity as I went about my life. I miss doing that, so this post is like...

Should I apologize to Patrick?

Reading time: 2 min. A writer friend of mine, Donn, who’s one of your fellow followers on this blog, is reviewing some of my posts for me (thanks, Donn!). He read my post “This One Time When I Was ‘White Fragile’,” about the time I was white fragile with this...

An American-Sherpa Fairy Tale

Reading time: 1 min. Talk about an interracial relationship! She’s a white American, he’s a Sherpa from Nepal. She’s from sea level, he’s from 15,000 feet. She’s been to college, he’s barely literate. She speaks very little Nepali, he speaks only a little more...

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