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The Crack and the Light at Highland Park High School


“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~~Leonard Cohen On Friday, I was honored to participate in the Highland Park Literary Festival. I was first greeted by several parents who had dedicated many long hours … Continue reading

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#AtoZChallenge: C is for Color


Day 3  of the A to Z Challenge is the letter “C”: “C” is for Color Close your eyes and think of the word “color.” It’s a beautiful word that evokes lovely thoughts and images. Yet, often there is ugliness … Continue reading

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A Book by Its Cover


Today I read an article (Vincent Chin and Asian-American Civil Rights) that described the 1982 beating death of a young man, Vincent Chin. The article stated that two auto workers beat him to death because they “blamed him, an assimilated … Continue reading

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