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Jul.09.2013
Cover of Savannah: Brokers, Bankers andBay Lane.  “This soft climate and the moist coastal plains give the azaleas a wild, giant gorgeousness––and the semi-tropic trees––the palm, the magnolia, the live oak and the long-leafed pine––that might perhaps be found elsewhere, here are hung as far...
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Apr.15.2013
(Poem in Your Pocket Day graphiccourtesy of Academy of American Poets)          “Dedicated artists, innovators, and stewards of our language, they tell us not only        who we are, but also who we can become. They distill our emotions, clarify our...
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Apr.08.2013
(graphic courtesy of Bright Skylark Literary Productions)   One of the greatest triumphs of the human spirit is the ability to exercise gratitude in the face of grievous adversity. Cultivation of a sense of gratitude under any conditions is advantageous in general because it tames impulses...
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Sep.21.2012
Mosaic poster of executed Savannah native Troy Anthony Davis. (Courtesy of NAACP)  From the time he was first placed on trial for the murder of Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail in 1989 until his death by execution one year ago, September 21, 2011, more questions than answers...
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Sep.10.2012
President Barack Obama with 1st Lady Michelle Obama and other U.S. political leaders at 1 WTC in New York (photo by Jewel Samad and AFP Getty Images)              “Democracy does not have to be a blood sport. It can be an honorable       ...
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Aug.27.2012
Image frame from the video-poem Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael.                                   “It’s very important to keep the historical context in mind          ...
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Aug.20.2012
Video still from Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael.   Assistant program director “Lady Grace" at Savannah State University’s WHCJ radio station (90.3 FM) pointed out during one of her shows at the beginning of June that June and August represented the station’s “Michael Jackson time.”...
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Nov.28.2011
(Aberjhani art graphic by Don Dean from original photo by Kathleen Thomas)   So many new apps, websites, and other technology innovations pop up daily on the Internet that one can sometimes cluster the significant with the not-so-much-so and erroneously dismiss both.  The first time I...
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Sep.20.2011
Neither petitions bearing the names of almost one million people nor requests from such high-profile figures as former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI convinced the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to cancel the execution of Troy Anthony Davis scheduled to take place...
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Aug.05.2011
I can't really compare myself to the top headliner for a concert in regard to Literary Savannah, a travel anthology edited by Patrick Allen and newly republished by Trinity University Press. The honor of top billing would have to go to the classic American authors Conrad Aiken and Sherwood Anderson...