Slaying Dragons

Last fall, I wrote this poem called "when my grandchildren ask me" in a workshop led by poet jessica care moore. The imagery from the poem has been revisiting me this fall as an educator in a post George Floyd era in addition to being in the middle of a presidential election and global pandemic.... Continue Reading →

Support BIPOC Businesses- Now & Always

"...41 percent of Black-owned businesses have been shuttered by COVID-19 compared to just 17 percent of white-owned businesses.Rodney A. Brooks, National Geographic Click on the Gift Guide image below to explore: I'm actually going to keep the "blog" part of this super short and sweet because where I'd really like for you to dedicate energy... Continue Reading →

Ilhan Omar Deserves a Second Term

I'll be the first one to tell you I have had a hard life. A brief summary: I lived in 30 different homes throughout my childhood, my parents divorced and fought an ugly custody battle that ultimately awarded 100% custody to my dad due to my mom being deemed "unfit" when I was in my... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Thanksgiving

I was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but my immediate family moved to Denver, Colorado when I was five years old. I remember many road trips in the family van through South Dakota, Nebraska, and eastern Colorado. My dad always tried to take “shortcuts” to make the trip quicker, and in doing this, often... Continue Reading →

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