The Color Purple

“…The Color Purple (this color that is always a surprise but is everywhere in nature)…” – Alice Walker I’ve been reading Southern women – I turned the final page of Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter last night, and tore through Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood before that.  As I read those, I waited impatiently for either … Continue reading The Color Purple


I finished a book last night that kept me awake when I turned out the light to sleep.  Albatross.  A woman’s story of surviving at sea when the sailboat she was crewing on sank.  As I lay there in the dark, trying to drift into dreamland, I saw her purple puckered sores in the filthy … Continue reading Insomnia