Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mandela Elegy

On that day in Oakland,
Every concession stand sold your t-shirt,
a silk-screened picture, fist raised
for the last leg of a world-wide tour Continue reading

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Ernest Gaines at Northwestern State in Natchitoches

“He knows a history unknown in history books.” Continue reading

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Buttery Nipples

It was in the South Side Salon in Keithsville, Louisiana where I discovered buttery nipples, a drink that my bartender friends tell me is composed of two main ingredients: butterscotch schnapps and Bailey’s cream. Continue reading

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The 99% in Crossett, Arkansas

When you’re in the belly of the monster You don’t consider if your lipgloss is sticky Or if your hair spray is crunchy Or how Steve Jobs if he found himself in the same situation, Would’ve connected the dots. Even … Continue reading

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Medusa

Medusa, the marketeers paraded you up and down the red carpet snapping photographs to appear the next day on CNN and Entertainment Tonight, social media clamoring for another look at your shocked face and the hairstyle (the hairstyle!) (does anyone … Continue reading

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