Dreamers in the S’News: Madam CJ Walker

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove on Dec. 23, 1867. The daughter of slaves, she became the first black millionaire by building a beauty empire for people of color. Walker was also a dreamer. Living in poverty, Walker...

Lonely – Together (CV)

What is the antidote to loneliness? No, the answer to loneliness doesn’t involve going to a party, hopping onto Facebook or taking a trip to the mall. The antidote to loneliness is solitude. Solitude is more than simply being alone. True solitude involves getting...

Ode to Fallen Trees: The Dream as Lorax (CV)

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax I was walking home along a city bike path recently, several weeks after a devastating freak autumn snowstorm took down countless trees in western...