- Nov 2, 2020
- 2 min
Yet Again, Not Dead Yet ...
Every year around the first of November Mexicans and people of Mexican heritage celebrate All Souls’ Day, known in Texas as Day of the Dead
- Jun 14, 2020
- 17 min
Ventura at 4am / History as Oneself
April 4, 1968 – New York City As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love....
- Jun 10, 2020
- 9 min
A Bolillo’s Short History of Roy’s Taxi
My sometimes exciting career as an Austin cab driver began in 1977 when, looking for something better from a base of zero, I walked to 90...
Christopher Brown / All Photos: Christopher Brown
- Jun 7, 2020
- 7 min
Field Notes / Black Nature Writing ~ Stories of Braver Solos
This column is about walking alone in nature. Mostly with an inclusive idea of what constitutes “nature”—the degraded urban wilderness of...
- Apr 7, 2020
- 11 min
Honduras Otra Vez
Honduras, 1997 “All those Olancho Rivers have gold in them,” Salem explained as we peered into the dinner plate full of river sand...
Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero
- Jan 20, 2020
- 1 min
On Martin Luther King Day, 2020
Martin Luther King day. The news clips I see show portions of his prophetic 'I have a Dream' speech, and make him out to be a saint. I...
- Nov 21, 2019
- 5 min
A December Night on the River: A Cautionary Tale
Be prepared. – Boy Scout motto I didn’t intend spending one of the last Saturday nights before I turned 70 trying to stay warm on a...
Danny N. Schweers
- Oct 30, 2019
- 1 min
Photo Prayer / October 2019
The old is always new and the new is always getting older. As soon as it appears, the new takes its place in time, which blesses it with...
James BigBoy Medlin
- Oct 28, 2019
- 8 min
The Florida Years, Chapter II
When moving to a foreign country (in this case Florida), adjustments must be made. First up — getting one’s papers in order. The local...
- Aug 13, 2019
- 22 min
BACK TO THE GARDEN: WOODSTOCK Across 50 Years
This beautiful world is a garden of flowers . . . This beautiful world is a city of pain . . . This beautiful evening it’s time to rock...
James BigBoy Medlin
- Aug 9, 2019
- 14 min
Vietnam: Getting In / Getting Out
A Three-Part Account of My Experience Part III: A Grenade, A Chicken, and The Bird Home On June 7, 1969, I woke up at 5 AM and made sure...
- Aug 1, 2019
- 6 min
“Can’t You Get It Through Your Thick Head!” In Memoriam – Summer 2019
1. Mikey! – Guido – or was it Marco? – What were my other pet names for you And yours for me, Michael Irving Berger, Who could never say...
Rabbi Robin Podolsky / Jewish Journal
- Jul 31, 2019
- 3 min
Message to Immigrants: ‘You Aren’t Alone’
The rideshare dropped me off 15 minutes early at the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles. Already, there were hundreds...