Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Honoring Zora Neale Hurston, American Literary Genius, 1891-1960

Thursday, January 28, 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of writer Zora Neale Hurston. 

"Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It is beyond me." --Zora Neale Hurston, "How It Feels to be Colored Me," 1928.

Click below to be taken to the following sites:

Click on the YouTube Links for bits of the feature-length documentary, Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun, directed by Sam Pollard, which premiered on PBS's American Experience. The film is distributed by California Newsreel, and is available on

This is a clip of the official film trailer.

This clip has Zora's actual voice, singing the folk song, "Uncle Bud." Amazing!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Relief--What Haiti Needs Most...Money

Continuing sad news from is what is most needed--especially for water, food, and medical supplies.

Time to give as much as we can.

As much as possible.

Less coffee...more money for Haiti.

Less designer bottled water...more money for relief.

Fewer McDonald's burgers and fries...more money for Haiti relief.

Forget buying a new Ipod or crackberry...more money for Haiti relief.