Culture, Life, Literature

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Now I can look at you, Mr. Loomis, and see you a man who done forgot his song. Forgot how to sing it. A fellow forget that and he forget who he is. Forget how he’s supposed to mark down life.

Bynum Walker to Herold Loomis, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone:1911 – a play by August Wilson

I ran across an incredible play by August Wilson some years back that wouldn’t let go of my heart: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Although it showcases the “Black experience,” Continue reading “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”

Culture, Life

Cattywampus Day: A Time to Celebrate

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, birthdays, religious gatherings, common decency and life itself have been put on hold indefinitely because of that “thing” that has provided the roaring pretext for unending lock downs across the nation.  (Spreading the “thing” via political protests is apparently okay, though.)

Fortunately, I may have a partial solution for some of you. Continue reading “Cattywampus Day: A Time to Celebrate”

Endeavors, Life

When Life, Education, and Career Don’t Connect

This is for a beautiful woman I had a conversation with one solitary evening. She knows who she is.

Sleter, Francesco; A Representation of the Liberal Arts: Ceiling Design for the State Dining Room at Grimsthorpe Castle; Tate.

We were discussing the frustrations of our lives and how we are both at “that certain age” with college degrees and no place to use them. A lot of people are experiencing this now, at all ages, and not just women. Continue reading “When Life, Education, and Career Don’t Connect”