Ferguson: History repeating itself

Watching the news from Ferguson, MO, I think to growing up in the area of the recent violence as well as my studies of racial injustice, and consider how history has a way of repeating itself because we as humans do not do enough to end oppression and discrimination.

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The yellow post-it note

The yellow square was bouncing along the damp road, dancing in the wind like an autumn leaf. She ran up to it, reached for it, missed. Close enough to see there was writing, she followed it on its random skips and hops down the street, passing several homes and apartment buildings. Half a block down,…

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Empty beach

“If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now?” That’s the question for today’s Writing 101 Challenge, A Room with a View. This is an easy one to answer: if I could be anywhere right this minute, it would be on an empty beach in…

Henriette Brown, A Girl Writing Source: Wikipedia

Why do we write?

I’m one of the WordPress.com staff members assisting with this month’s Blogger University challenge, Writing 101. I’m not sure if I’ll write a post to go with all of our daily prompts, but the first one, a free-writing challenge, sounded fun. So to start this off, I’m asking myself the question: why do people write, especially those…

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Zero to Cicero and Back Again

I always encourage people to fall down the rabbit hole. If you find yourself with sudden inspiration to research something, you should do it. Whether it’s going to IMDB to look up the actor you think you recognize from a guest role on a tv show, or searching on Facebook for your grade school classmates, or…

I should buy this place!

Random Encounters

You can’t ever be sure if making the wrong turn actually will become the right turn. Today over lunch I needed to run by the post office to mail something to my colleague Dan, and then swing by Target for a few items I needed before the weekend. As I pulled out of my driveway, I…