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Chess as a Model of Social Justice, or Why I'm a Stay-at-home Pawn

Some are born as Queens or Kings.

Some are born as other things.

But be you bishop, rook, or knight,

At least you’re not a pawn. 159 more words


Manmade in Africa

Traveling the world is on my bucket list. So for now, I will have to settle for visiting countries at Epcot and Animal Kingdom at the Disney parks. 36 more words


Night Shots of the Las Vegas Strip

I’m not a huge fan of big cities or of places like Vegas, but they do provide some pretty cool opportunities for photographers. I took these photos with a point and shoot camera a few years ago on the Las Vegas strip. 19 more words


World Teachers Day

When my first book, The Fragrant Garden, was published, I got a phone call that I will never forget. My fifth grade teacher, Miss Rubin, had called to congratulate me and to tell me she was proud of me. 255 more words


Homecoming Queen: 99 Word Flash Fiction

When I first joined Facebook, I left the question about ‘hometown’ blank. To me, your hometown is the place where you are born and grow up and return to decades later for heartwarming family reunions (I love the thought of all that…) 873 more words

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