#FiveMinuteFriday: Blessing (a poem)

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Reconciled to my maker in all things new
on this side of heaven until the roots
expose this tree trunk of a woman
branches adorned with last names
changed when the tongue refused to roll

Book Review: All Day: A Year of Love & Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island by Liza Jessie Peterson

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Poets and educators are among the most underrated professionals of my time. I’ve seen firsthand what a poet educator can do for a group of teenagers eager to expand their conscious and their place as

Book Review: Stolen Words by Melanie Florence & Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

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As a young girl, my grandmother would speak to us grandchildren in Spanish. She would always ask us to respond to her in the same language. It was her way of preserving home for us.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Happy

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is HAPPY. Below is five minutes of free flowing writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //I curl up on

Expressing Love Through Language Barriers

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We don’t have to speak someone’s language to express our love. Often, words are the barrier. This morning, I arrived at work to encounter an elderly woman lost and upset in the parking lot, the wind

Article Shares: All About Words

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Today, I just want to share a few articles which have inspired me this month. Grab your latte, let’s chat. I’ve got sugar. Thanks to Christina Hubbard of Creative and Free for tweeting an article