Honoring Black History Month - By Waking Up White

“That workshop is for people of color.” I once got this response to a workshop on racism I had planned, from a white colleague at a national conference. Confession: I’m white, and used to think that way too – that anything specifically about race was targeted to people of color. Until I started to venture into discussions on racism. I quickly learned that talking, and doing something about, racism is, in fact, a white problem. This was mind-bending....more

Book Review: 'Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook' Offers Insight for Non-Profit Organizations

Earlier in November, I came across this piece on the New York Times site about this man named Gary Vaynerchuk and his edgy & progressive approach to engagement via social media. I was a bit captivated so I took the audacious step of contacting his publisher and asking for a review copy. They shipped it out the next day.Who could resist a NYT piece entitled “Riding the Hashtag” after all?...more

A Review of Surrender My Love by Johanna Lindsey

Have you ever read a book and not liked it, but been mystified as to exactly why it sucked? You know, the writing is good enough but there is just something about it that gives you the sneers. It’s not anything egregious; it’s just pervasive. It’s … subtle....more

Mortal Sins-- a book review

MORTAL SINS: SEX/CRIME/AND THE ERA OF CATHOLIC SCANDAL By Michael D' Antonio...more