God Is a Writer.

It’s ironic that I’m having writer’s block as I try to start this post. I’ve always found the introduction (or “the lede” as they call it in the industry) to be the hardest part of the writing process. How do you hook your readers? How do you build suspense? How do you pique interest? I […]

Edna Lewis and the Flourishing of African Americans

“I grew up in Freetown, Virginia, a community of farming people. It wasn’t really a town. The name was adopted because the first residents had all been freed from chattel slavery and they wanted to be known as a town of Free People.” From the opening paragraph of The Taste of Country Cooking, I was […]