Cleo Kocol (Humanist Heroine, 1988) recently wrote and premiered a play, “My Thomas Jefferson” (in which she plays Jefferson’s wife, their daughter, and his slave daughter) to much acclaim. Her memoir, The Last Aloha, had its genesis when her husband took his own life rather than subject her to his rapidly declining dementia.
Posts by Cleo Kocol
With the first electoral event of the 2016 presidential race behind us (with Ted Cruz winning for the Republicans and Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary... Read More
Morning light filters dimly through dense fog, spreads past beachcombers who fail to see the roiling waters. Barely outlining headlands, a sunbeam holds on... Read More
In 1977 professional writer Gina Allen realized a disparity in the numbers of women versus men in leadership positions within the American Humanist Association... Read More
Thomas Jefferson was a private man who kept his personal life to himself, and yet today 18,000 of his letters exist in the public... Read More
This week’s featured poem is by Cleo Fellers Kocol. A prize-winning poet, Kocol’s poetry has been published widely. Also a novelist, her new book... Read More
Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.... Read More