social issues

What I Learned in 5th Grade About Puberty and Responsibility

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  It’s been about 40 or so years since I was in the 5th grade and to be honest, I don’t remember much about it.  I remember my teacher, Ms. Behrens, who was like a cross between Marlo Thomas and Gloria Steinem.  Wholesome, yet cool. I remember becoming more and more socially stressed, but not […]

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  Did you read about the 12-year-old Black boy who was suspended because he had a staring contest with a White girl? Like a lot of things I read or see these days, it sounded entirely too crazy to be true.  Initially I figured that there had to be more to the story because that […]

Not Your Typical Father's Day Post

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My intention was to write a post about Father’s Day – about a backyard barbecue, my husband’s favorite chocolate cake, an afternoon at the pool and all the shenanigans my girls have planned to celebrate the occasion.  I was going to tell you about all  of my husband’s  endearing attributes and the many ways that […]