Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book Hell of a Book by Jason Mott is a brave exploration of Blackness from the perspective of a successful author on book tour who is enamored with a funeral director/undertaker, a young boy who haunts him, and a boy (who may be the same boy or not) who is...
A Change of Sex

A Change of Sex

A Change of Sex November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, and that has gotten me thinking about the great reporter and historian Jan Morris. Morris will have died exactly one year ago on November 20, 2020, at the age of 94. Morris was not murdered in a hate...
The Pleasure of Reading While Waiting

The Pleasure of Reading While Waiting

The Pleasure of Reading While Waiting I spent a lovely morning sitting on a hard red bench in room filled with the smell of tires at Costco. It wasn’t the bench or the smell that made the morning lovely, but the fact that I had brought along the October issue of...
These Walls Between Us

These Walls Between Us

These Walls Between Us As a white woman with a long-standing interest in understanding race and racism in the United States, I have read many books that examine the structures of racial inequality in the United States and beyond. Books such as The Sum of Us by Heather...