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New Day New Life (Ellis Island)

The Nina Simone song Feeling Good (originally released in 1965) and, actually Nina Simone herself, have had a resurgence of popularity which, like most things that are rediscovered, is good or bad depending on your perspective. 385 more words

Black History Month Art Lesson 

​For Black History Month, I’ve decided to teach my students about Jacob Lawrence. He is one of my favorite artists and he’s Migration Series touches on a topic that I’ve noticed not a lot of school books talk about. 244 more words

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Mistress Agnes Wields a Quill

What’s this? I hear you cry, Mistress Agnes? She knows not how to write. Ah, so you might think but let me share with you a well kept secret. 663 more words

Mothers on the March

This is a blog about Kids with Chronic Illness and the parents who care for them.  Today, though I’m going to talk about the  mothers,both in history, and my understanding of being a mom. 999 more words

The Warmth of Other Suns

I was leaving the South.. To fling myself into the unknown… To see if [I] could drink of new and cool rains, bend in strange winds, respond to the warmth of other suns and, perhaps, to bloom.” … 540 more words


when you know better, do better...

Our country is like an old house, and old houses need fixing, and more fixing –Isabel Wilkerson (from podcast ‘On Being’ with Krista Tippett*)

As you will recall, I usually post a list of my favourite books at the end of each year.

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The Polish Partitions, Revolts and Great Migration - My ancestral odyssey

This post is the first chapter in a series I plan to publish on my Polish ancestry. It is linked to my main Puchalski/Pouhalski page which provides an initial introduction and overview. 1,859 more words

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