Category Archives: Featured Posts

Meeting Oprah

Actually, though Oprah Winfrey makes a show-stopping appearance in this story, it’s really about meeting the person Oprah calls mother: poet-actress-activist MAYA ANGELOU.  I re-posted this by request on the occasion of Maya Angelou’s death in late May, 2014. In 1989 I, … Continue reading

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Songs by DAN GUZMAN: “CBS”

“CBS” (COOL BLACK SICKNESS) a song DAN GUZMAN co-wrote and performs with Brad Hoskins.  Fat Cats, Moses in the desert with the Great I Am, bleeding seas, and things tumbling from the sky.  Apocalyptic dread.  Cool grooves.  It not only sounds good—it’s … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Sen. Dick Durbin visits Emmanuel House

Note:  IN APRIL 2018, IN A MOVE THAT MORE THAN TRIPLED ITS ABILITY TO HELP PEOPLE MOVE OUT OF POVERTY, EMMANUEL HOUSE MERGED WITH A LONG-TIME PARTNER ORGANIZATION TO BECOME The Neighbor Project. ______________________  Less than four years after Senator … Continue reading

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