This week, my 5th grade son and I have been studying history together. We're trying to salvage his grade, which he managed to tank during back-to-back Covid quarantines of his class, then his teacher, earlier in the semester. That...
I remember attending school during Black History Month when I was growing up.  February would roll around and it all of a sudden became highlighted that I was partially black. Shared Melanin I found myself feeling more like the spotlight was...
Each February, Black History Month is celebrated in the United States and Canada. Black History celebrations date back to the 1920s. The focus of the celebrations has been on the preservation and recognition of the heritage, traditions, and accomplishments...
Recently it dawned on me that I don’t know much about what was happening in the world in the year I was born.  This news was not of particular interest to me until a short time ago.  Wading through...
Nothing has ever made me want to wear plaid and listen to Nirvana as much as re-watching “My So-Called Life” on Hulu.  “My So-Called Life” is a TV series that aired in 1994/95. It follows 15-year-old Angela Chase as she...
After about a year of living in a pandemic, it is exhausting to think about all the ways we’ve adapted and changed our lives. Even as we can return to some of what feels normal, the mindset of impending...
If there’s anything that 2020 has taught me, it’s that sometimes, no matter how smart your goals, or how well-intended your resolutions, the universe may have other ideas. I don’t need to list all the unimaginable events we’ve endured...
”I’m speaking.” A phrase made famous during the vice presidential debate by Senator Kamala Harris. A phrase that has taken on a life of its own in memes, jokes, banter, and comebacks. I’ve thought a lot about that phrase. ”I’m...
As if parenting didn’t feel challenging enough, along came 2020. As a mother of 2 young children and a pediatrician, this year’s events have kept my head spinning both professionally and on the home front. Although the coronavirus may...
I am a proud American voter. My birthday is November 8, and I remember being crushed in 1996 when my 18th birthday fell several days AFTER the presidential election. However, as soon as I turned 18, I registered to...

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