why I’m blogging again

A high school student is arrested during the Children’s Crusade. Birmingham, AL May 1963 (News File/Norman Dean)

My mentor, a 60-something black woman who recently retired back home in Birmingham, Alabama, told me the other night, “Just write. Don’t wait for an editor to give you permission.”

This woman, I’ll call her BC, has known me more than half my life and reminds me of who I am when I sometimes forget. I’m lucky to have her.


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