On the train. Lovely visit to Atlanta. Saw old and dear friends. Made new ones. Highlights include visit to Larry Walker’s studio and meeting his wife Gwen, who is also an artist. Fun times shared with my UA colleague Ellen Spears. Also visited – at last – For Keeps bookstore. Rosa, the amazing proprietor,… Continue reading Livin my best life
I liked how the pickles I made turned out. I love even more the relish I made today from some of them. They are so good on garlic crackers. It’s beginning to feel like summer in Tuscaloosa – finally.
This image is part of my journey inside academe. It is a snapshot of a video taken by a classmate at the 2005 premiere of “Makes You Happy,” a 21-minute choreopoem I wrote and directed that premiered at the Broach Theatre as part of the Greensboro, NC, 3rd Annual Fringe Festival. Linkages exist between this… Continue reading progress
Trashed picked art has history that blew us away. Meanwhile, reorganized my home office as I do at the end of every semester. Ancestors and Zora representing in front of old 45 of a Diana Ross tune. And lavender growing nicely for a second year. Life is good.
I showed the rest of Jimi Hendrix: Electric church, a documentary, to my “American Civilization Since 1865” students who are interested in exploring the limitations and possibilities of postwar prosperity with the experiences of Hendrix, a guitarist who just happened to be African American, in mind. After class, I walked with a student who plans to… Continue reading electric church
Corrine Bailey Rae on the turntable: Holiest of mysteries it’s all green And everything that I have planted is grown And all I need is time, earth, water and the sunlight… all the memories grow