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A young man began playing piano as I viewed the woodcut “American” by Shaqe Kalaj, we two the only people in the Art Lounge at the University of Michigan Union. We were far from lonely, though, surrounded by voices of … Continue reading

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News on HerStories

Press is picking up about The HerStories Project including an interview with Bonnie Bucqueroux from Lansing Online and a plug by Bill Castanier published in LON and the Mittenlit Blog. LON also invited me to write from the perspective of … Continue reading

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73 Cents: A Mural by Regina Holliday

Today I learned about Regina Holliday, a health-care activist who’s painting murals. She’s spurred by the recent loss of her husband Fred to renal cancer. Check out her powerful and huge mural 73 Cents, which depicts her family’s story in … Continue reading

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The Fred Martinez Project: Outreach

I revisited the website for The Fred Martinez Project, which I introduced last week (see post). I learned about two national outreach partners committed to the screening of Two Spirits and its discussion in communities: GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lives: US High-School Football

Last week I heard about National Public Radio’s new project called Friday Night Lives. It’s a series about US high-school football, the hot spot for many communities during fall season. In response to the program’s solicitation for ideas, I emailed … Continue reading

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Two-Spirits: The Fred Martinez Project

The other day I came across The Fred Martinez Project, created in memory of a Navajo teenager who was brutally killed. The information in this post is taken from the project website, which I highly recommend to check out. The … Continue reading

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Truth Tellers

Besides Sonia Sotomayor sworn in as the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, I am excited to share more good news from the States! The very talented Chey Davis of Saginaw, Michigan, received a brilliant review for her latest poetry publication … Continue reading

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29 May 2009

These two weeks back to Belgium surprisingly are tender. I miss my birthland and loved ones more than during the initial phase of of relocation (summer 2008). Nonetheless I’m planting my first garden, learning about self-employment, and meeting other expats. … Continue reading

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tlocD Review & Reading

Many thanks to well wishes from loved ones and readers about the release of “the land, once called DeWitt“! Gratitude to Joni Hubred-Golden at Michigan’s Women Forum for listing the book. More gratitude to Ray Walsh for the complimentary review … Continue reading

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the land, once called DeWitt

PRESS RELEASE Melissa Dey Hasbrook Publishes “The Land, Once Called Dewitt“ Lansing, Michigan, USA, April 17, 2009 — Melissa Dey Hasbrook’s collection of poems THE LAND, ONCE CALLED DEWITT is published on the web site “Dey of the Phoenix” at … Continue reading

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