Repost: Zora Neale Hurston (Jan 7, 1891)


Remembering one of my all-time favorite authors, Zora Neale Hurston , on the 125th anniversary of her birth. Zora was an iconic figure, and product, of the Harlem Renaissance .

Time Magazine: How Zora Neale Hurston Helped Her Readers Understand the World


“I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and a sword in my hands.”
― Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road

For the Writer’s Quote Wednesday Event, we’re asked to share a favorite author’s quote that inspires us as writers. Celebrated novelist Zora Neale Hurston, a product of the Harlem Renaissance, has been one of my favorite authors for many years. Today marks the 114th anniversary of her birth.

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The daughter of former slaves, she lived with various family members after her parents’ deaths. Poet, Langston Hughes was counted among her closest friends. You may know her most popular work, Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday



I’m Still Here

Despite appearances, I haven’t abandoned the STUDIO. I finally got my genealogy blog launched; and have been writing over there. I’m happy to see a few of you have already found it and like it as well. I’ll continue to keep my eye on the reader. One thing I’ve learned is when I come across some of your posts in the reader and want to comment, my “DSA” icon appears instead of “aCS.” For that reason, I’m thinking about creating a separate account for the blogs. Thinking about it.

And yes — you’ll notice I “borrowed” this theme. I actually think it works better for the other blog. So I’ll be looking for a different theme for this one.

Okay, it just occurred to me — even this post will display my alter-ego blog icon. To circumvent that, I would need to change my default blog then change it back. What do you guys think? Those who have more than one blog, how do you handle this issue? Thanks.

Blogging 101


I’m meeting a lot of other bloggers in Blogging 101. It’s a great course. I’m just taking a minute to familiarize myself with WordPress in general. This post is a Status format post. Just want to see where and how it will display. I still have the second part of my assignment to complete this evening. Yay Blogging 101!