Stream and Shale

(Excerpt from my book, Stream and Shale.) 6AM. At the journey’s beginning, stars still shine brightly in the dark blue sky. It's below freezing. We gather on a Brooklyn street corner and wait for the bus going to a Citizens Tour of Pennsylvania arranged by Brooklyn for Peace. Each person carries a few gallons of … Continue reading Stream and Shale

Ai Weiwei Asks Brooklyn: What Does Your #Activism Look Like?

Ai Weiwei

"What does your #activism look like?" Ai Weiwei asks us in his new art exhibit up at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, through August 10th, 2014. His question made me stop and think. As an author, my activism looks like the books I write, like Brindle 24 and Stream & Shale. I wrote these … Continue reading Ai Weiwei Asks Brooklyn: What Does Your #Activism Look Like?