Video 22 Jan
When I’m out in the ‘hood looking at the various gardens that people put up, I sadly notice that I havent yet come across “us” with a garden or even a container garden in front of our houses or apartments. This is something that I intend to encourage us to do. Grow a garden for food for yourself and your family. Ron Finley, the Gangster Gardener has a saying: “Growing Your Own Food Is Like Printing Your Own Money”. I’m damn sure down for THAT!
Video 19 Jan
After years and years of accumulating so many books, and after going to my branch library and getting even more books that I ended up just hoarding, I have decided to let all these books go so others can enjoy them. I can’t and don’t want to read all of these books. Fear of losing out on something I cant even name is the only reason I grabbed and held on to these books. Greed and fear. So I must let it all go.
I have always loved loved loved Zora Neale Hurston!!!
Originally posted on NewsFeed:
Today’s Google Doodle honors the American novelist, activist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, who was born on Jan. 7, 1891.
Born in Alabama and raised in Florida, Hurston would become of the most influential black authors of the twentieth century, mingling in circles of the Harlem Renaissance and influencing generations to come. TIME included her among 50 cultural giants in African-American history, and her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, which starkly portrays the life of a black woman in early twentieth century Florida, is often cited as one of the top novels of the last century.
“This is the great tale of black female survival in a world beset by bad weather and bad men,” TIME wrote about the novel in 2010, in its list of the 100 best English-language novels. “Her succulent book has its stretches of overripe prose, but that’s the price of taking the chances she takes with language, chances you have to take to arrive at the witchy places she gets to. (Sizing up her third husband, Tea Cake, she notices “his lashes curling sharply like drawn scimitars.”) It’s a short book, but you savor it.”
Video 29 Nov
Searching my hood for free food that’s actually good for me. I found quite a bit of it, even though it’s mid November in this clip