Friday, July 15, 2022


US schools remain highly segregated by race and class, analysis shows

More than a third of students in the US attended schools in which over three-quarters of students accounted for one race or ethnicity (from ‘The Guardian’):

Thursday, July 14, 2022

IN EACH EXPERIENCE of my life, I have had to step out of one little space of the known light, into a large area of darkness. I had to stand awhile in the darkness, and then gradually God has given me light. But not to linger in. For as soon as that light has felt familiar, then the call has always come to step out ahead again into new darkness.’

-Mary McLeod Bethune

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A warm morning with the sign on Chambers Street. It’s going to be a hot day. People especially liked the sign and me today. Not sure why but even some faces that never warm to the sign or me did today. Two people took pictures. Cars beeped more. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022


Kramer Alexander to Host New Reality Show

The children’s writer will also executive produce ‘America’s Next Great Author.’ (from Kirkus Reviews):

Monday, July 11, 2022


Some Surprising Good News: Bookstores Are Booming and Becoming More Diverse

More than 300 bookstores have opened in the past couple of years — a revival that is meeting a demand for “real recommendations from real people.” (from