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Covid Swimming: Not my Mother’s Class

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On the Trail of the Ancestors: Excerpt Two: The Black Abolitionists

Another excerpt from On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America



This week’s excerpt from On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America  41av5lVPC0L._SL500_AA300_comes from Ch. 6, Meeting the Black Abolitionists and brings us to Philadelphia. 

…Grateful for the tree canopy on the unusually warm day, Miles hugged the shade as much as he could.  He had waited until later in the morning to avoid rush hour, but traffic congestion and noise hadn’t abated. Sankofa remained stalwart; his focus unswerving. Miles walked Sankofa slowly as he navigated the narrow streets.

Being atop a horse,  sitting higher than pedestrians and car windows, Miles could peer into windows of offices and apartments, capturing bits of life otherwise hidden…

…Catching glimpses of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell,  symbols of the American Revolution, Miles wondered how many tourists realize that just steps away  reminders of the city’s embrace of slavery echo through the streets.  In Washington Square, once called…

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Lessons from Mom: Outings

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Losing Mom: Life Lessons From Knitting

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Reflections on January 6th, 2021: Hope


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Joey & Kamala: Picture Books for Everyone


When my children were in elementary school, I volunteered in the school library and was lucky to work with Arlene Lambert, the librarian. She called picture books, “Everyone Books.” I was studying for my Masters in Education, and eventually specialized in Children’s and Young Adult Literature; perhaps partly thanks to her influence.

I love children’s books and still have quite a large collection left from my own children and from my years teaching. Even with middle schoolers, I’d read picture books to use as writing prompts. My grands are all reading on their own now; ensconced in e-readers, graphic novels, and also regular print books. The youngest, nearly 7, will allow me to read to him now and then and I jump at the chance to cuddle up, open a book, and read. We discuss the illustrations, and comment about all the elements of story: plot, character, setting.

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Losing Mom


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Finding Peace


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A Day at the Beach & My Octopus Teacher


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