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Maya Angelou is not in heaven

Over the last 24 hours I've seen several people refer to Angelou as the "caged bird" of her writings, saying she is now free of the mortal body that caged her, that cages us all. I beg to differ.

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When We Really Need Our Mothers

We often regard early childhood as the most important time for us to have a mother’s presence and care. But as Maya Angelou’s new memoir suggests, we never really outgrow that need.