Archives: 2022 August


Think of our lives and tell us your particularized world. Make up a story. Narrative is radical, creating us at the very moment it is being created. We will not blame you if your reach exceeds your grasp; if love so ignites your words they go down in flames and nothing is left but their scald.

School Librarian Fights Delusional Nincompoops

Amanda Jones, a librarian at a middle school in Denham Springs, Louisiana, filed a defamation lawsuit Wednesday, arguing that Facebook pages run by Michael Lunsford and Ryan Thames falsely labeled her a pedophile...

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Little Pollinator Friends

I imagine they go back to the hive and, in their little waggle dance way, tell the other bees, "Phew! Almost got caught in the rain again! Lucky I made it back to the hive before the downpour! Don't go out there!" To which I believe the other bees respond...

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Nichelle Nichols

Nichols' Uhura, a fictional African communications officer on the bridge of a futuristic starship soaring through the galaxy on the original three-year run of "Star Trek" and its subsequent first series of movies, made real-life boys and girls, men and women feel like their horizons were unlimited...

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There was a time when Black characters on television were servants or slaves, pimps or prostitutes or mere background characters to white stories...Uhura, a beautiful Black woman working alongside Capt. James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock and other members of the crew of the famous USS Enterprise, was none of these.

Rainbow Alphabet Jihadist

I have never been called a Rainbow Alphabet Jihadist before. Huh. It looks to me like Kyle is the originator of the phrase, based on what I can see on...

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She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.

Caveat Lector

The excitement of placing a hold on a book titled "The Monster Trilogy Guidebook" turned bitter disappointment upon arrival seeing Bigfoot and Yeti counted as two separate monsters...

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Curiosity. Tenacity. Empathy. Love.

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