Archive for the 'Faith' Category

The “Bitch” in the house!

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

I have an article in the current (summer) issue of Bitch magazine. The article is about why black women don’t tend to write “momoirs” (mommy memoirs). If you’re not familiar with Bitch, the mag bills itself as the “feminist response to pop culture”. In addition to my piece, which I’m quite proud of, you’ll also […]

The "Bitch" in the house!

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

I have an article in the current (summer) issue of Bitch magazine. The article is about why black women don’t tend to write “momoirs” (mommy memoirs). If you’re not familiar with Bitch, the mag bills itself as the “feminist response to pop culture”. In addition to my piece, which I’m quite proud of, you’ll also […]

Did I do that?–From the archives

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

“Bad Education offers up nothing as pat and comfortable as redemption; by design, it is a dark and largely pessimistic film. And yet, the film’s epilogue tells us that Enrique continues to make films with the ”same passion.” May art and spirit always prevail similarly in the face of evil.” I wrote that? This was […]

You learn something new every day

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

One of the reasons that my novel-writing is such slow going is that I am really meticulous when it comes to detail (that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!). Case in point: today. In one fairly minor scene, my main character refers to another character disparagingly as a “Pharisee.” Being meticulous when it comes […]

Loved and chosen: The birth of a bedtime tradition

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Last month, I had the pleasure of hearing Anne Lamott speak and read from her latest book, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith. That evening, she read from one of the book’s early chapters, “Wailing Wall.” In this chapter, she recounts a Sunday school class she taught to a group of rambunctious young boys who ranged […]

Protected: Let the church say…

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Do you have Charisma?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

This just in from fellow black Yalie, Dexter Upshaw… I have created a social networking site (think Facebook or Myspace for Christians) called “The Charisma Network.” The Charisma Network is designed to bring progressive minded Christians around the globe together for the purpose of building the Kingdom of God through social networking, interaction and discussion. […]

Annie and me

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Last night, I had the great pleasure of hearing Anne Lamott speak about faith, writing, and life–and how it all comes down to a fox-trot: “Slow…slow…quick-quick.” (Maybe you had to be there.) She also read from her latest book (which I bought last night, and she signed) Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith. Some Christians knock […]