Compounding debt–and I don’t mean money


I’ve been away—sailing from Japan (courteous, clean, no honking) to Russia (very stern), to Vancouver B. C (ever beautiful).

I rewrote the sequel to my memoir and worked on a new novel. I need a writer’s prison and what better prison than a ship crossing the Bering Sea.


On to bigger things:


250 years of slavery.

90 years of Jim Crow.

60 years of separate but equal

35 years of state-sanctioned redlining.

This is how Ta-Nehisi Coates begins his cover story in the June issue of The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations.”

“Until we reckon with the compounding moral debts of our ancestors, America will never be whole.”

For all of us who say: I didn’t do it or,  it happened a long time ago or, why don’t they just get over it—this story is for you.



One response »

  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip and productive as well! Have the Atlantic by the bed to read. Wish the stack of “must read” wasn’t so tall. M


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