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Black & White in St. Louis: It’s all right.

I’ve spoken before about the marked cultural segregation of blacks and whites in St. Louis–at least on the cultural and social scene. At first it shocked me. Now, I know it’s just how things are. It’s a too-long hold over from the Civil War era. Whenever I speak of this to black friends here, they […]

“Burying the Secret: the road to ruin is paved with books about the law of attraction,” by Carol Rutter

Here’s a follow-on to my March 22, 2007 post “The Secret: Packaged In America.” Burying the Secret, by Carol Rutter Within the framework of responding to Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret,” Carol Rutter’s “Burying the Secret” weaves autobiography, expose, searching cultural commentary, and an analytical compendium of helpful books on important psychological and spiritual issues. If […]