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November 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
How and when do you learn what is important? I ask that question from the perspective of an adult who learned about what is important from my parents and subsequently taught those lessons to my children. Lessons that were co-mingled with those learned by my husband from his parents. Lessons that I revise in my head for the grandchildren I hope to h...
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October 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I was in grade school when US troops were sent into Vietnam, and I was in college when the troops were withdrawn. During that time, I participated in anti-war rallies and marches with my entire family, which embodied the People’s defiance and resistance against racism and violence. My parents gave speeches and raised funds. My brother occupied the...
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September 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
We took a family trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC. In a section featuring James Baldwin, I found myself in this photo. I have a different photo from this event. In that photo, I am sitting on Daddy's lap and James Baldwin is at the podium. It is 1963, and we are at a rally in NYC to protest the bombing of...
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July 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I am blessed. Every once in awhile I lose sight of that. I don’t remember first that I am blessed. I am moving. I can see the sky and the trees. I am warmed by the sun and there are no obstacles before me other than me. Failure is first some days. Every once in a while I believe that. I don’t remember that I am blessed. I forget that I am the succ...
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July 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
WHEN GIANTS FALL When giants fall the earth stills Silence waves toward the horizon pushing trees Flowers bow and large bodies of water hum It is just a matter of time for all things; Even the greatest among us is merely passing through Greatness fills the lungs of some Keeps them afloat above our heads As they lift our legs an...
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