Friday, September 7, 2018

This is a fitting time to watch 'The Fourth Estate' the four-part documentary on The New York Times' coverage of the Trump presidency. It's an inside look at the paper, in its New York and Washington offices. It's on Showtime. And I found it on YouTube. I've watched it more than once.

Thursday, September 6, 2018



'Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.'

  -Kofi Annan 



Wednesday, September 5, 2018

RIP Village Voice. I would most likely not have had the itch to start a free weekly paper in Cleveland without your existence already in this big city. I would maybe not have moved here to New York if you hadn't been here free in your red boxes. I almost certainly would not have come upon the name cityReader without your big name floating around my brain all those years.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

My old HP laptop broke. I'm on one of the neighborhood library's computers. I get 45 minutes. The photo's small because I haven't figured how to do things on this computer.

Yesterday I watched C-Span Book TV on my iPhone. They did one of their in-depth discussions. It's three hours. It was with Jacqueline Woodson. If you know who she is, you know why I watched it. If you don't, she's a poet and a writer of books for children, and a Brooklynite. My oldest granddaughter said brown girl dreaming is the best book she's read.

Google for the C-Span show. YouTube her. You'll see.