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Two moments of late. April 21, 2015
“Oh Charlotte,“ I said.  “I just love these flowers you picked out for me.  Thank you!  They are so beautiful!  They light up the whole room!“ She looked at me for a moment.  Then slowly, carefully, speaking as if I were →MORE...

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Crossing over the sea: a word about transracial parenting. April 13, 2015
The first time I heard it, the words spilled from the mouth of someone I have known since high school, someone I count among my closest friends.  “White people are different,“ she sighed as she played peek-a-boo with Genevieve.  “You took →MORE...

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A real kid. April 09, 2015
Several times a week strangers ask me if Evelyn and Genevieve are twins.  At gymnastics a few weeks ago, the question came from a seven-year-old boy. “No,“ I said.  “They are just under five months apart.“ He thought on this for →MORE...

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What we’re reading: week one. April 02, 2015
What I’m Reading -  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander -  Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin Internet Shenanigans -  The Gangsters of Ferguson by Ta-Nehisi Coates -  The Danger →MORE...

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Boo. April 02, 2015
Last summer, Charlotte went on a hair-cutting binge. She started with her own hair, of course.  She grabbed a chunk of her bangs and her craft scissors and went to work.  When she was done, her bangs were all different lengths →MORE...

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