The Gravity of White Privilege: Jacqueline Woodson’s If You Come Softly

The Gravity of White Privilege: Jacqueline Woodson’s If You Come Softly

This post contains spoilers for If You Come Softly that cover the book's climactic moments. If you don't want the story ruined for you, bookmark this page and come back once you've finished the book. Happy reading. Jacqueline Woodson's 1998 YA novel If You Come Softly is slim but cutting and every bit as relevant [...]

1917

1917

Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps, and builded parapets and trenches there, And stretchèd forth the knife to slay his son. Wilfred Owen, 'The Parable of the Old Man and the Young' It Will Kill You Private Donalson sat in the deep mud, his legs pulled up to his chest, his hands [...]

Burrito Baby

Burrito Baby

After some failed errand-running that involved a hockey girdle, the state of California, and a monkey company (don't ask), I ended up at a Mexican place for lunch. More specifically, a Qdoba. And I think they tried to kill me. Now, let me get a couple things out in the open here. First: Obviously, whatever homicide [...]