A New Season

August 1, 2013

Today is almost 1 week of unemployment.  While technically I am not unemployed–I start my new job on August 14th, it has been a nice week of transition and planning for the new season.   And a scary reminder that I don’t get paid until the end of August. I have been working toward this [...]

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My Trayvon

July 19, 2013

I look into these dark brown eyes and wonder “when does this sweet face turn into a dangerous face?”  At what point does  my sweet baby boy turn into someone who is feared?  At what point will those who comment on his manners or his personality start to view him with suspicion?  At what point [...]

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Privilege, Education, Stereotypes, and Systemic Racism

July 12, 2013

I don’t know where these people live who claim we live in a “post-racial” society.  My guess would be they live in all white, gated communities, there kids go to private, somewhat diverse schools, and  where they run into brown people at the grocery store and think “isn’t that great.”  I know they don’t live [...]

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Meeting her for the first time

June 29, 2013

Ethiopia June 2008 137 Originally uploaded by The_Dalai Mama 5 years (plus 6 days) ago I met this girl for the first time and my heart exploded. She completed out family perfectly.

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Chickens 1, Me 0

June 25, 2013

So, on Saturday we had to say good-by to our two roosters (Jellybean and Speedy).  These two roosters were the chicks that were hatched in Noah’s class.  So, to say the least, he was sad that both of his turned out to be roosters.  But hey–we can drive 90 minutes out of town to go [...]

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