Monthly Archives: December 2009

Garrett Larson, Mommy, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Devaki Jain, Mommy and Daddie's newest beloved friend! Christmas With His Holiness/Dharamsala, India, December 25, 2009 © 2009 by Lhamo Tsering
Garrett Larson, Mommy, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Devaki Jain, Mommy and Daddie’s newest beloved friend!
Christmas With His Holiness/Dharamsala, India, December 25, 2009 © 2009 by Lhamo Tsering

The Chicken Chronicles

Chapter Fourteen

©2009 by Alice Walker

Dear Girls, Mommy is missing you terribly, even while she is having a wonderful adventure; So many new ideas to digest, so much good food to… Continue reading

The Chicken Chronicles

Chapter Thirteen

© 2009 by Alice Walker

The elephant makes a gurgling sound, from the throat, on seeing his favorite mahout or owner. Similarly it may excrete dung, or urinate, to express its happiness. All these are considered good signs.
Wikipedia

So, girls, we went today to pay our respects to a man who never ate a single chicken!* Mahatma Gandhi. Like… Continue reading


Dear Tiger Woods,

I don’t know a thing about golf. I didn’t even realize golfers in your league can become rich. Is it right to become very rich from playing a game? At what point does the money matter more than the enjoyment of playing? When, in other words, as some of my own elders would say, does The Devil enter the picture? These are… Continue reading


Global grassroots initiative in spirit of Gandhi aims to break blockade

The Gaza Freedom March that will take place in Gaza on December 31 is an historic initiative to break the siege that has imprisoned the 1.5 million people who live there. Conceived in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and nonviolent resistance to injustice worldwide, the march will gather people from all… Continue reading

  
As a writer born in the South, both black and a woman, I’ve had my share of disagreements with the legendary white male writer, William Faulkner, who, in the Sixties, was quoted as saying if it came to that, he’d join the white Southerners refusing integration in the South and “shoot down n—–s in the street.” He was an astonishing writer, with the… Continue reading

Aung San Suu Kyi

So Long a Letter

to Aung San Suu Kyi
(ahng sahn soo chee)

Prisoner #1 of Thousands and

Millions

Rangoon, Burma

From Alice Walker

In a Country With its Own Afflictions

The United States of America

February 15, 2009

Dear Aung San Suu Kyi,

Two weeks ago my partner, Garrett Larson, and I were in Rangoon, on your street, and passed by your gate. We… Continue reading

December 13, 2009 — Article ©2009 by Alice Walker


To paraphrase our beloved James Baldwin: the world is held together, really the world is held together by the love and compassion and clarity of thought of a very few individuals. Though this idea may be frightening, the world being in such distress, it is also comforting. At least there are a few people who can… Continue reading

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