Let us think on the porch darling. Sit anywhere you like. I sit here because it fits me.
I can get up quickly, if need be, possibly never return.
You stay here with the morning sun dripping on your forehead.
As the Black poet J. Saunders Redding said: The relationship between a people and their history is the same as the relationship between a child and its mother; history not only tells a people where they are and what they are—history also informs us what we still must be and what we still must do.
“Whoever designed the streets must have been drunk. I think it was those Irish guys, you know what they like to do.”
—Jesse Ventura, former Minnesota governor, The Letterman Show
“Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.”
—Kate Millett, Saint Paul native and writer
“The fact that I am a professional musician has helped me greatly in becoming a writer... In both disciplines, inexplicable and magical moments occur, beyond technique or any amount of preparation or study.”