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Notes on Rewriting…

Rewriting:  I am currently drafting my third novel and know that I face the more difficult part ahead—the rewrite.  After I develop characters and plot , do all the research to give the story its details and setting, and lay out the scenes in a table, I write the story. That’s … Continue reading

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Is this the New Year?

Many of us who are connected with schools in some way think of September as the New Year.  I am now experiencing a new kind of “New Year.” A year ago I had just changed my official website to WordPress … Continue reading

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Busboys and poets…reprise

I have several earlier posts that refer to Busboys and Poets (D.C. 14th & V location). Last spring and summer, soon after I started this blog, I posted many of our experiences related to Busboys and Poets — author presentations, theater … Continue reading

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Watching the world go by…

  That’s what it felt like at the Takoma Park Street Festival: watching the world go by, ensconced in our stall in a Mediterranean bazaar on a narrow, winding street lined with tents on both sides. In front of our … Continue reading

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James W. Loewen at Busboys & Poets

Sales have passed 1.5 million copies for James Loewen’s book, Lies My Teacher Told Me. His book Sundown Towns gives a shocking portrait of racism throughout the country, of white people refusing to let those of other races and religions live in … Continue reading

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ISLAMophobia was the topic …

ISLAMophobia was the topic of discussion at the A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) meeting last Sunday afternoon at Busboys & Poets Restaurant on U Street in Washington, D.C. “Truly conceived out of the mind of the community, A. C. … Continue reading

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Can’t go

My wife asked if I wanted to hear Paula Young Shelton at Busboys & Poets (http://www.busboysandpoets.com) tonight but I reminded her that today is Wednesday and I have a regularly scheduled event.  Seems like a good time to post about Paula, Busboys, … Continue reading

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