Your children are not your children.They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. -Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923 As the Nation approaches Memorial Day, a time of reflection begun in the 1860s to remember those who sacrificed their lives to keep our country free and safe, we all are confronted with a […]
Be the person you prefer to be.
Ultimately, as parents, we must stay present for our children
The process of taking air into the lungs and then expelling it, has gained new meaning, a new normalcy of sort, within today’s volatile context.
During this stunning period of uncertainty and risk, indeed a national emergency, we must be mindful of who is watching us, and how confident are the children feeling about getting through an essential lockdown.
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark – Tagor I look down and meet her eyes. They dominate her petite face, deeply brown, and heavy. Overburdened with a penetrating sadness. Tears move slowly down her cheeks as if they also are held back, restrained by her intense grief. […]
You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one – John Lennon’s Imagine We all face uncertainty in our day-to-day lives, usually interwoven with our dreams and plans. “What if my college choice rejects me? Will I make the […]
August, 2017 A Letter to Our Children: We adults must be very confusing at times. Too often, we have not protected you from the open and random expressions of bigotry, racism, and violence in our world, and in our community. Most often, we fail to protect you from the endless barrage of media imagery that […]
The tumultuous and constantly changing political context of the National Capital Region has left me unbalanced recently, and somewhat uncertain… not my usual stance. That is, until the story of the death of a poor, Black baby on Christmas Day came to my attention. This ends my silence. Her name is Trinity and she died […]
D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier said there are no confirmed sightings of Tatum and Relisha together after March 1, and no sightings of Relisha at all after that date. –The Washington Post