A'Lelia Walker did not subsidize specific writers, but she provided a place for all kinds of people to gather. She was one of the few blacks who had the money to allow her to entertain in the large scale.
So Madam C.J. Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower, when applied after shampooing the hair more frequently, allowed women's scalp to be healthier and their hair to grow back. That was her most popular product.
People collect boredom, they hoard it, they wallow in it, hoping that one day it'll be of interest and become an effete ennui. Let me tell you, it doesn't.
The pleasure in lovers' gifts is that they are often covert and secretive, worn next to the skin, hidden under pillows.
Gifts are an important and necessary part of our collective lives. We need to give and we need to allow others to give.
Mr. Obama is the only popular politician left in the world. He would win an election in any one of the G-20 countries, and his fellow world leaders will do anything to take home a touch of that reflected popularity.
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
I am a serious reader, and I read slowly.
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.