Even people regularly referred to as heathens know that December is for much more than shopping. Somehow people think that if you are a non-proselytizing believer in a an organizing principle larger than oneself, what I refer to as the Great Organizing Principle in the Sky, you cannot understand the draw of the Winter Celebration….
The harvest in, food is abundant, and there is time to feast and remember. The day for all souls, a day for the living, and a day for the dead.
The Influence of One Woman If you ask readers to name two successful African American women writers you will probably hear Alice Walker and Toni Morrison in reply. But if you go back another generation the reply, if the respondent is savvy in history and literature, has to be Zora Neale Hurston. But she was…