Great speech, Mr. President. You laid out more of your next 4 year's agenda than I had expected, which included concerns over the climate and diversity-- to be the first president to use the word 'Gay', and in a positive sense, in an inaugural speech is groundbreaking! A first! It's what I love about the vision you have ushered in over the past 4 years, one of intelligence, respect and civility... I also loved Mr. Blanco's poem. As a writer, I loved his using the metaphor of the sun and the moon to convey a sense of oneness and how the sun's radiance brought to light the diverse populations of the nation all working quietly, respectfully to name that which is one in our nation. The poem was clean, not overwrought with the elaborate symbolism and metaphor; the imagery was stupendous and the tone was one of grace,... Oh, and for those folks who continue to try to knock Beyonce for having no talent, she successfully sang one of the most difficult songs written.
Doug Cooper Spencer is a novelist, short fiction writer, and essayist living in New York City. Doug is the author of four novels: 'This Place of Men' (1999), 'People Like Us' (2008), 'Leaving Gomorrah' (2011) (which are books in a trilogy), and 'Ella Pruitt' (2015), as well as a book written as an epistle 'A Letter to a Friend' (2007). He has also written numerous essays, short stories and autobiographical memoirs which he calls ‘memory pieces’.
- Doug Cooper Spencer
- Gather the Bones (excerpts)
- Ella Pruitt (excerpts)
- This Place of Men: book 1 of trilogy (excerpts)
- People Like Us: book 2 of trilogy (excerpts)
- Leaving Gomorrah: book 3 of trilogy (excerpts)
- A Letter to a Friend (excerpts)
- Ancient Africa: A Journey
- Black LGBTQ People in History
- The Photo Slide
- Memory Pieces: Stories From My Past
- Blog: The View from Here
- Essays and Interviews
- About the Author/Contact