On Impossible Solitude...
Category: Spirit & Health
Are You a Joyce Vincent?
I A definitive 21st Century Western biography concerns a Black female Londonder who passed away in her government-subsidized bedsit/SRO flat in 2003, at a time she was wrapping Christmas presents and writing Christmas cards—and she remained in there, seated on her couch, putrefying and finally skeletizing, for the next three years. In 2006, a government agency kicked in … Continue reading Are You a Joyce Vincent?
One day I'd love to write a book just about all the authors I have met or know: who, when, where, why and what it was like to see them in person or what it meant to me at the times. I'd share it with my children and grandchildren, part love letters, part historical retrospective.... Gwendolyn … Continue reading Charmed Life
My First Grays
It is startlingly appropriate that I was introduced to my first gray hair this past evening, at about a quarter to 7 p.m. in the basement of the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus right around the corner from my home. I came out of a bathroom stall to wash … Continue reading My First Grays