The Mexico I write about may be familiar to some, and strange to many. Familiar because they will instantly recognize the landscapes and culture I describe in “Dust Unto Shadow,” and know exactly what I mean when I say that “the future always looks a sun-drenched sun, because no one remembers the past.”
We are all born free and equal. We have a right to be treated fairly, wherever, whoever we are. The right to be safe, to move, or stay in one place, to be presumed innocent until proven otherwise.
Today I’m sharing a morsel of fashion history that many of you may not be aware of. These days every celebrity is a fashion designer. But you may not know that one of the forerunners of celebrity fashion designer was not a musician or a movie star. It was Amelia Earhart.
Recently conversing with a 95 year old former school teacher, she shared that Benjamin Franklin was one of the greatest diplomats that ever lived and that he along with George Washington shared their tips on codes of conduct for young men.
The journey from injustice remains, and is far from over. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Sometimes it does feel like we are just tilting at windmills. But we still read Don Quixote, the story of a man who chased his ideals across the Spanish countryside.
At the time of the Russian Revolution, storefronts were desolate and shelves were bare and the country exported the precious black pearls and could no longer afford to eat them. Survival became the order of the day.