Journal. December 4th, 2014. Emergency Room. New York Presbyterian.

Camilla sitting on the end of my stretcher at New York-Presbyterian.

What started out a charmed day followed a charmed evening.  Wintery grey December dawned on the dark and dreary side of New York City on the 2nd, Tuesday I went to see the exhibition of Leonard Lauder’s primo collection of early Picasso, Braque, Gris & Leger at the Met before meeting with himself to discuss […]

“I would like to know if you think maybe you are a racist too. You seem to be. “

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I know better than to lower myself to replying to internets slander but just this once I’ll make an exception. An Enquiring Mind posits: “I would like to know if you think maybe you are a racist too. You seem to be. Perhaps not everyone is interested in black culture as you are. In addition, […]

To whom it may concern: A Letter on Dempsey Hawkins to the New York State Parole Board.

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I have written as an advocate for parole to the board on Dempsey Hawkins’ behalf before.  Since 2006, he and I have been corresponding on many but predominately literary matters.  He responded to an article in The Amsterdam News about my bookshop in Harlem, as did several other prisoners around the country.  My bookshop on […]