The name of the game is “Have a Conversation!”

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The name of the game is “Have a Conversation!” It’s for days when you don’t leave the apartment, because you don’t have to ie the weekends, or if you work at home, everyday. You may need milk, or you may … Continue reading

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Born Free

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I remember preschool, because I loved it. Loved, loved, loved it. Loved everything about it. The easel. The snacks. Cubbies. Circle time. Story time. Songs. What’s not to love? It was a Montessori school, so we had a lot of … Continue reading

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En Ding, En Ding

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Poor Mary Beth Evensen. It wasn’t her fault. My mother decided it was time for serious voice lessons. I didn’t protest. I’d already won a part in the 1st National Tour of “Annie”, and thought I was hot stuff, but … Continue reading

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Amarii

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  The emphasis is on the final syllable. A-mar -ee. He is my newest child. I’m a teacher, of sorts, preschool. A Special Education Itinerant Teacher. I join regular preschool classrooms to work with one child within it, usually male, … Continue reading

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Where is Love?

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“Where is love? Does it fall from skies above?” Everyday, my sisters and I would walk to the end of our street, East 72nd Place. It was a mixed income neighborhood. Mostly Black. Happy houses. Hopeless houses. There were driveways … Continue reading

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Voodoo Vera – Tiv

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I didn’t know a lot about Tiv, but I saw him, as they say, and he saw me. Being seen can save your life, and you never know who’s going to see you. Love appears in unexpected places. I was … Continue reading

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Corn Dogs, Dad, and Me

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I love a corn dog. Not just because it’s delicious, deep fried food on a stick, but because you can only get it in special places, on special occasions. This is before Trader Joe’s. Corn dogs are reserved for trips … Continue reading

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Dirt Don’t Hurt

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God made dirt, so dirt don’t hurt. That was the philosophy in my neighborhood. Pick that Dorito up, dust it right off, and start all over again. Candy was trickier. You needed water; a fountain or a hose, and if … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa

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“Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, men have named you… Is it only ’cause you’re lonely they have blamed you? For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile?” I got paid more than I expected. How often can an artist say that? … Continue reading

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Mrs. Rigsby

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In 4th grade, I got put in the dumb class. I guess I had it coming. I’d been a bad kid the year before. Stealing chalk from the teacher’s desk. Pushing another kid into the water fountain, and busting her … Continue reading

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