“School houses do not teach themselves - piles of brick and mortar and machinery do not send out men. It is the trained, living human soul, cultivated and strengthened by long study and thought, that breathes the real breath of life into boys and girls and makes them human, whether they be black or white, Greek, Russian or American.”

W. E. B. Du Bois


July 21, 2017

You know what I would not trade for the world? 
Table time with my children
Sitting down to a bowl of hot oatmeal
Staring into their puffy (often crusty) morning eyes
Reading with them
Recounting dreams
Forecasting our today

The seemingly endless potential for tangents...

March 2, 2017

I will never forget the look on the doctor's face as she listened to my eight-year-old discuss her skin concerns. Initially, our physician was talking to me, but as she explained that the growths on Elise’s arms were called molluscum contagiosum (a pox virus transmitte...

February 11, 2017

“History shows that it does not matter who is in power or what revolutionary forces take over the government, those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they had in the...

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