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All Teachers Are Not Created Equal
It is Christmas Eve and my five children, fiance and I sit at our tiny kitchen island.  My children are hovering over the cheese and crackers, stuffing their mouths quickly to ensure they get as much as the kid sitting next to them.  I'm too tired to admoni...

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"Straining to See Through the Windshield, Covered with a Gathering Layer of Ice"
             It is 6:45 am on a Wednesday morning.  There is a light snow and with the darkness and streetlights, a magical kind of picture, winter framed, emerges.  I'm on my way to work.  By my side is the at risk student I work with every day.  I've been...

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Working at the Heritage Festival, selling books and sharing information about Lifted Out of Poverty, my organization. Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty for girls.
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Delicately Intertwined
I think of you  from the time I awake and  off and on  if I allow  my mind to wander.   Our meeting and parting  is a tangible expression of what I know and feel  I have always known about you and me,  something more than my body,  more than your body,   so...

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An Impromptu Conversation While Reaching for a Package of Always Infinity: A Reflection on Womanhood
How lucky are we to be born women.... We uniquely have the ability to carry forth life, a blessing that begins that first time we bleed.  Our life revolves around that cycle and yet most of our discussions are in private and hushed.  Women endure humiliatio...

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When God Talks to Me This Is What He Says
My dear child, I have given you yet another test and you are thinking, why?  Why me?   Your struggle has been long, and constant.  I have given you few breaths and you've relaxed your weary feet only as little as the time between your challenges has allowed...

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