Alice Walker Highlighted Posts


Someone wrote about The Color Purple that it is a novel of permanent importance.  This was such a lovely way to think about it!  I was charmed.  Even though I realize permanent might not be that long. However, while I was reading Michelle Obama’s book BECOMING I felt the same way: that it is a book of permanent importance.  We… Continue reading

Temples of Peace

This is why.



Sacándose La Flecha Del Corazón


An Evening with Alice Walker & Desert Rose

World Peace Day

Friday, September 21, 2018

7:30 PM

“In this time of sorrow, when so many are reeling from the pain of earth loss, of beauty’s destruction, of oppression and challenge of every sort, I have felt encouraged and spiritually supported by the music… Continue reading

Erigiendo Un Monumento Al Soldado Confederado Que No Quiso Ir A La Guerra

Actual Confederate Boy Soldier War Photo Surrounded by Flowers Alice Walker 2018-08-24

Raising A Memorial To The Confederate Soldier Who Did Not Want To Go To War

for Larry.

Copyright 2018 by Alice Walker

I have been so impressed by the black women who are at the forefront of the effort to remove the statues of Confederate soldiers from public squares and college campuses… Continue reading


We Can Know the World is Changing When the African Woman Freely Speaks Her Mind, Globally.  YouTube.

The Dr. Mumbi Show is a single black woman, from Kenya, East Africa, teaching.

Dr. Mumbi is fascinating to watch and listen to; she is brash and vivid, bursting with the sometimes good news she is telling us, even though it might paradoxically be some of… Continue reading

This appeal from a Senator had one bright spot: he is a Senator. With a heart.


US Senator with a heart Alice Walkers Garden




Dear MoveOn member,

I’m U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, and I believe that in America, we must never intentionally inflict trauma on children.

And that’s why I’m writing to you today.

At a Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, TX, I witnessed something that is now seared into my… Continue reading

Parte Final Desde Laos


Final Dispatch from Laos
by Mai Der Vang

Concerning our hollow breasts,
Lice factions multiplying in our hair.

Concerning our unused stomachs,
Molars waiting to chew, taste buds

Obsolete. By then, we won’t remember
We’re alive. We’ll be the soil covered

In mines. Concerning last night’s
Attack, seven dead, five injured, four

Gone missing, three arms. Concerning
A forest in… Continue reading

Sonam Wangchuk: An Ice Fountain Brings Water to the Himalayan Desert


by Teresa Krug

“I’m working on [how to adapt to] life without glaciers. I’ve already started experiments to see what can be done with very little rain. I won’t go into details, but this is about mixing the sandy soil with clays and humus to make any rain that falls on it last… Continue reading

Osho en ser un sufí: admirando el país salvaje, salvaje, de Nexflix

11 August 1977 am in Buddha Hall


ONCE a learned Mohammedan came to me and asked, ”You are not a Mohammedan, then why do you speak on Sufism?’ I told him, ’I am not a Mohammedan, obviously, but I am a Sufi all the same.’

A Sufi need not be a Mohammedan.… Continue reading

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Those Who Love Us
Never Leave Us Alone
With Our Grief: Reading BARRACOON: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”

Book Jacket - With Our Grief:  Reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”


Those Who Love Us
Never Leave Us Alone
With Our Grief: Reading BARRACOON: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”

©2018 by Alice Walker

Those who love us never leave us alone with our grief. At the moment… Continue reading