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A Birthday Reflection

Another birthday I celebrate today. And I’m thankful. Thankful for another  year of life. To come full circle to this annual birth-grimage; journey to life is a blessing. To know that first God chose me to enter into this world … Continue reading

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Seximacy

“Love recognizes no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou If you’ve been married for some time and have children, it can be especially challenging to carve out … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass’ Crystal Ball: Truth Telling for the Ages

This, Frederick Douglass’ speech given during the  mid 19th century on a 4th of July day is powerful, yet haunting. As I read it, tears flowed from my eyes. I guess because it feels both surreal and real. It feels … Continue reading

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Five Hundred Ninety-Five: Way Too Many

Five hundred ninety-five. That’s not a big number to some.  But, when 595 quantifies the loss of lives, it’s always hard to stomach, because ALL LIVES  MATTER, right? However, when that number symbolizes the loss of another black life at the hands of police, … Continue reading

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1776: Independence for Some

Nothing says the 4th of July like the smell of burgers on the grill, the donning of red, white, and blue, and the magical displays of fireworks. Annually millions of Americans and non-citizens who treasure freedom come together around picnics, … Continue reading

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Toxic High School — Discover

Abandoned Southeast is a photoblog that documents the history and haunting beauty of abandoned buildings from Georgia to Louisiana, like the once-vibrant Booker T. Washington High School in New Orleans. via Toxic High School — Discover

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The Worst Kid Ever

“The Worst Kid Ever.” I will always remember these words. They cut through my soul like hot butter on bread. I’ve been in education for more than 25 years and never have I been more professionally despondent than I am … Continue reading

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