Folks seen during the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday March and Rally in San Antonio, Texas

We Stride in MLK’s Footsteps

Imagine marching 275,000 strong

Dr. King’s spirit strides along

with others just like me

smiling free

force of history

we carry hope of victory

We are Texans, pale to black

What values do we prize?

Some take the day off from work.

Some would…

Vodka image from Marcel Strauss on Unsplash

Pop culture in the mid-20th century included Playboy magazine, the one men claimed they bought to read the articles, not to “appreciate” the model spreadeagled in the centerfold. Published by Hugh Hefner, the rag doubled-down on an image of women’s role that the Second Wave of feminism of the 1970s…

Fifty Second Street Scene

I crafted this fiction for a contest in 2018. The assignment was to pick one of a pair of opening and closing lines from a published author, and write a different story in between. Of the four authors available, I picked Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man (1932). …


In 1975, as a twenty-something administrative assistant at a research arm of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, I joined three other MIT employees to start a newspaper for women called Sojourner. The chief editor, Allison Platt, received exclusive credit for founding the rag. But guess what?

My New York-JFK to Boston Logan-BOS airport connecting flight was delayed from its originally scheduled departure at 3:12 PM (arrival 4:40 PM). The plane actually departed at 10:52 PM and arrived at 11:36 PM. This excessive 6:56-hour delay was officially calculated by Dubious Airlines. Their note apologized sincerely for my…

Catherine Lee

creates collaborative educational media. Lee explores social change activism and percussive jazz by performing with improvising musicians “on poem” or solo.

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