Category Archives: People are Good

Self-Care in the Age of Trump

It’s going to be a marathon, folks. And we need you all primed, warmed-up, and ready. Many people have expressed feelings of helplessness and hopelessness to me in recent days. The adrenalin of the immediate aftermath of the election has waned, … Continue reading

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What Makes Life Worth Living

Facebook “memories” is a pretty cool feature for those of us with less-than-perfect recall. And sometimes FB friends share posts that scroll onto your screen at the perfect time. With permission, I’m reposting this year old confession from a friend … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Back to School Night

Back-to-School Night is always a night of curiosity and perhaps a little anxiety for parents. Teachers, too. Looking around the classrooms and hallways, knowing what my kids are surrounded with all day is what I always like to pick out and … Continue reading

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Can I Get a Witness? #BlackLivesMatter

Those who know me, know I prefer amplifying other people’s actions and voices over my own. I just don’t like self-disclosure very much. But I just read this post from Luvvie Ajayi, and when I got to Be a witness, … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Fairy Trail

The South Mountain Conservancy Fairy Trail is a lovely, fairly easy, loop of forested delight. Clever Fairy houses and swings and nap nooks are hidden (and not so hidden) along the way. Some are easy to find and others take … Continue reading

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Get a (non-pandering, authentic, gender-neutral) Hobby, Hillary!

Full Disclosure: #ImWithHer. Even more: I find Hillary Rodham Clinton likable, caring, compassionate, and funny. I’d quite enjoy having a sit down chat and a meal with her. And none of that is why I think she is the best candidate … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Life Lessons from Read Alouds

I found this on my child’s 1st grade classroom wall today. It seems to me that adults need more Read Alouds from which to learn Life Lessons. Which stories would you read aloud to the adults in your life, and … Continue reading

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Effie Lee Newsome: The Bronze Legacy #BHM

  Effie Lee Newsome probably isn’t the first name that pops up when discussing Harlem Renaissance writers or illustrators, but she was a part of many and varied projects in the first half of the 20th Century. I chose Effie Lee … Continue reading

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Happy Tenth Birthday, First Second! #10yearsof01

In my home, we dove feet first into graphic novels when the kids first started reading on their own. Even before that, our home had many graphic novels in the bookshelves — everything from King Lear to Persepolis to Maus. My … Continue reading

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February Read: Three Out of #1000BlackGirlBooks

Every publication from Vibe to Jezebel is talking about Marley Dias, the 11-year old New Jersey girl who is holding a book drive for 1000 books with Black female protagonists. No stranger to activism, Marley is clearly a DO person, not a … Continue reading

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