Category Archives: fighting Fascism

Shining Light: Words that Don’t Belong to Everyone

Monday, February 11th 2019   Astonishingly, a School Committee Member in our town is currently under hot scrutiny for having said the full N*word out loud in front of a group of students.  In the turmoil that has ensued, of … Continue reading

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The Wistful Notion of Sending Thank Yous

February 3rd 2019 With this simple customized stationary -and parental assistance- my 4 year-old niece was able to send out THANK YOU notes in the aftermath of her early December birthday party. As I write it is early February and … Continue reading

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Tobin Winter Concert 2019

Friday, February 1st 2019 ClaraJane in 2nd Grade, Gavin (brief appearance) in 5th Grade. ClaraJane has a speaking part making an introduction; rather proud of my mini-mi emcee! Other highlights include Shake the Papaya Down and the “world debut” of the … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Salaam

Wednesday, January 16th 2019 Because we encounter so many Arabic speaking families, I went to the hospital’s family center today to ask a liaison how to say basic greetings in Arabic.   Here they are (phonetically): HELLO:  Marshaba  GREETING OF PEACE:  … Continue reading

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Why I Love Fayerweather Street School

January 11th 2019 On this day I was blessed to receive a personalized tour of a most wondrous nearby educational institution the Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge. Here are things I LOVE about it. CORE VALUES: #1: Culture steeped in SOCIAL … Continue reading

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Ayanna Pressley Rises: Her First One-Minute Speech on the House Floor

January 8th 2018 *My* U.S. Representative in Congress, Ayanna Pressley of the 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts, delivered her first speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to the ongoing government shutdown.  It took only … Continue reading

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Just When I Think I Could Not Possibly Love This Goddess Right Here Any More…

Friday, January 4th 2018   It is not news that small-minded, cowardly men are afraid of self-empowered, fully expressed, intelligent women.  So it is not entirely surprising that the GOP finds so much time to attack and troll Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez … Continue reading

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