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JOY … in the memory of hallowed halls

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American Actor Ed Begley, Sr. (1901-1970) Ed Begley was an American actor of theatre, radio, film, and television. He won an Academy Award for his performance in the film Sweet Bird of Youth in 1962 and appeared in such classics as 12 Angry Men and the Unsinkable Molly Brown. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Matthew Harrison Brady in a television adaptation of Inherit the Wind. He is the father of actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. MORE[Wikipedia] In fact, it's some fifty-six years ago now, around 1963, perhaps around the time that Mr. Begley won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Boss Finley in Sweet Bird of Youth.  He showed up one Sunday afternoon at our convent-affiliated school, the Academy of St. Jose
JOY … in Shadows of the Heart, the grace of another blogger/poet

JOY … in Shadows of the Heart, the grace of another blogger/poet

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"I find myself "Dancing With Cancer", problem is...I can't dance. I stumble, bumble, and get pulled along. To keep my sanity, (humor me), I write short stories, a journal, musings and poetry....just about anything goes." Renee Robinson I've spent some time recently in hospitals and specialty clinics.  It's always heartening to witness how remarkably resilient some folks are, how they deal with their trials in good spirit. They remind me of one special person, a blogger and poet you might remember. She dealt with her illness with extraordinary grace. She was Renee Robinson. A few years ago, I'm not sure why or how the impulse came to me, I suddenly had to see if Renee Robinson's blog was still up. I discovered that her WordPress domain had expired. Her other blog and T
JOY ….  in “And Ain’t I a Woman” … Celebrating Black History Month and International Women’s Day

JOY …. in “And Ain’t I a Woman” … Celebrating Black History Month and International Women’s Day

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“I'm not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star.” The Narrative of Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth and Olive Gilbert Ain't I a Woman is posted here today in honor of Black History Month (February)and International Women's Day (IWD), coming up on March 8. One of the many guises in which poetry presents itself:  American actress Alfrie Woodard delivers New Yorker Sojourner Truth's spontaneous speech, Ain't I a Woman. Sojourner gave this speech at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio in May of 1851. SOJOURNER TRUTH (1797-1883) African-American Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist Black History Month is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the people and events of the African Diaspora. Two sites to visit for this celebration: