Impossibilities and Possibilities: a Review of The Beautiful American by Marilyn Holdsworth

"La Belle Americaine" is a phrase often repeated in this story. It appears in the diary which Abby Long finds hidden in a beautiful antique desk she buys at auction. But it isn't used to describe the person I believe is the truly "Beautiful American" in this story. Jasmine is a slave who providentially comes … Continue reading Impossibilities and Possibilities: a Review of The Beautiful American by Marilyn Holdsworth

Right and Left

One of the saddest lessons I learned about modern culture is the fact that many people jump to conclusions without reading more than one or two lines. The facebook post "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left," Ecclesiastes 10:2, created a firestorm. Solomon wrote this 3000 … Continue reading Right and Left