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Jan.27.2014 - 1:51 pm
Morrie Turner's Nipper
  December 11, 1923 – January 25, 2014 On Saturday, 25 January 2014, my friend, cartoonist Morrie Turner, passed away. He was 90 years young. Still working on his beloved...
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Oct.16.2013 - 9:44 am
Art.Rage.Us.: Art and Writing by Women with Breast Cancer
  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month More than a dozen Octobers ago, I wrote several articles about survivor Wanna Wright, a bald, breast-less, beautiful, fearsome...
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Sep.29.2013 - 1:23 pm
Banned Books Week (ALA, September 2013)
    The first time I read Fahrenheit 451, I had trouble sleeping, for weeks. I couldn’t imagine a society were reading was outlawed. An adolescent bibliophile back then...
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Sep.20.2013 - 1:56 pm
Keys to the Coop, copyright Kara Walker
  To mark the opening of Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California (http://crockerartmuseum.org/kara-...
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Comments from Arabella

Jan.22.2010 - 3:34 pm
In response to: The Abortion-An Unlived Life
"When a dream rises up from the wellspring of creative consciousness and gets choked off before it is given birth, that...
Jan.15.2010 - 11:40 am
In response to: New Shoe Smell
Reading your post brought back memories of sharing a red tandem bicycle with one of my sisters. The unique Christmas...
Dec.18.2009 - 12:19 pm
In response to: Childhood is a series of defining moments . . .
What happened to Dwayne, the school bully, who lived on the same street that I did? He is now a probation officer. He...
Dec.02.2009 - 11:57 am
In response to: Best Gift Book
by Barack Obama A primer on the course America was on prior to the current administration, along with an understanding...
Nov.11.2009 - 1:46 pm
In response to: MARCUS BOOKS STORE
Hi Opal: Great blog on one of Oakland's cultural institutions. Thank you!