The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

Black Prophetic Fire Part 3

BLACK PROPHETIC FIRE Part 3 Welcome back again, Brother West.  I so enjoy this discussion.  Let me first say, thank you for bringing such important and forgotten pioneers like Ida … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

BLACK PROPHETIC FIRE – PART 2

BLACK PROPHETIC FIRE Part 2 Welcome back, Brother West.  Let me correct something right away.  I mentioned you co-wrote this book but I neglected to name the other writer. That … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

BLACK PROPHETIC FIRE! by Cornel West

BLACK PROPHETIC FIRE! Brother West, you recently co-wrote a book called Black Prophetic Fire. I did.  I surely did.  And let me tell you why.  This nation, this dear beloved … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Everyday I feel closer to writing my novel

Every day I feel closer to writing my novel.  Sure, I’ve been toying with essays, much inspired by Sedaris, Rakoff, Als… but writing about myself is less appealing these days. … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Intelligence

He used to be intelligent. I have heard family members, friends and nursing staff utter this phrase, while shaking their head slowly.  At different facilities, patients of mine are referred … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Gift

Early in the first season of Twin Peaks Agent Dale Cooper tells the sheriff to give himself a gift every day.  Doesn’t matter what it is.  Just acknowledge you are … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment
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