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Who I Am Belongs to Her

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” —Unknown “A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Jewish proverb “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” —George Eliot “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” —Cardinal Mermillod Who I am …

Tracing the Past Along 100 Miles of Shoreline

Southern trees bear a strange fruitBlood on the leaves and blood at the rootBlack bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees ~ Abel Meeropol  I will never forget hearing the recording of Billie Holiday’s famous voice come over the Intercom in my classroom when I was teaching high school. …