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So Glad “Black” is Back!

So Glad “Black” is Back!

This is written from Minneapolis, city of George Floyd’s murder, where I live. It’s the site of a shameful, inexcusable crime by men who were sworn to protect, and it wasn’t our first unjustified police killing of a Black person by any means. But...
“My name is Tree, but call me George”

“My name is Tree, but call me George”

If You’re Raised by a Nonconformist to be a Nonconformist and It Works, Does That Make You a Conformist? Because, you see, you’re doing what you were brought up to do, what is expected. First responses to this question ranged from confusion (“Yes,...
Apricots in the Morning

Apricots in the Morning

If you didn’t grow up speaking Arabic (or possibly Persian or Turkish), you’re probably not familiar with the phrase, “There’ll be apricots in the morning.” While this might sound delightful, especially if you like apricots, it’s...
Apricots in the Morning

Is The Book of Squidly Light *ever* coming out??

Dear Tabby, that famous feline advice columnist (“Advice for Cats from Cats”) just had a little discussion with the Halycon Sage Editing Team. Dear Tabby: I’m starting to get annoyed! When is The Book of Lighted Squid coming out? I have been waiting...
Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to All! Halycon Sage doesn’t know who his mother is for reasons you’ll find in the book. But here’s my mother (side, not top).  The writing on the back says, “Little Miss Goodie Two Shoes,” and you can see how...