January 2011

Tweet Black History Month is a time for America to celebrate the achievements of African Americans to this country. Yes! we advocate celebrating BHM 365 days a year, however February is the time that we take every year to look at the accomplishments of the people of African decent in America. Negro History Week  was […]

Tweet My first year teaching I had a class of thirty students. I worked with them all year, and was asked daily whether or not they could make paper airplanes during math or eat their lollipop that accidentally fell into their backpack at school. And yet, for the entire insane requests, at the most inappropriate […]

How Was Your Weekly Ride?

by Melissa on January 14, 2011

Tweet Patrick and I did a pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago. Walking was important, and amazing, and filled with wonder. But the special part wasn’t only the walking. Some magic happened at the end of the day. As we rested and tended to our blisters in a new Albergue, we’d sit and laugh and […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on January 12, 2011

Tweet I can vividly remember my big brother and I asking our ma to read us Are You My Mother?  just one more time. It’s been 25 years since we moved from that townhouse on Killion Avenue, but it seems like yesterday that the three of us huddled on our parents’ bed as my ma read […]

The Humane Mouse Trap

by Melissa on January 10, 2011

Tweet I sat up with a start. Someone was in my apartment. I knew I wasn’t alone. I just felt it. Deliriously, I looked around trying to figure out what to do. I had fallen asleep on the couch, and I jumped up to run for the staircase that led down to my front door. […]