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Month: December 2011


My Kindergarten Terrorists

Salaam: It means “peace”.  My kids go to a Fulton County charter school. Their classmates are Egyptian, Senegalese, Korean and Indian. Their teachers are from Russian, Japan and Italy. They are the only public elementary school that studies environmental science for a grade. Every student…

The Hue Violet: MIT – Monster In Training

When Annabelle pulled in the parking space behind the house, a trove of garbage greeted her at the back door. Ravi had left in a hurry that morning, so the culprit responsible for this crime was obvious. “Anitha.” Annabelle sucked her teeth and stepped over…

It’s Okay to Say No

Ahh, the holidays. This is the time of year for turkey, tinsel and twinkling things. Some of these twinkling things will be gifts – and one of those gifts will be an engagement ring for some unsuspecting or highly anticipative girl. I went to the…

My Son; The Honey Badger

*Readers: I must apologize to you. I haven’t blogged in over a week, because I simply haven’t had the heart. Last week, 7 year old Jorelys Rivera was raped, beaten and stabbed to death in the town next to mine, and the crime affected me…

The Hue Violet: The Fern and The Last Straw (pt I)

The morning after “Pantygate”, Anitha met Annabelle in the kitchen as had become their custom. Neither was a morning person, so they generally kept their greetings brief. “Good morning.” “Good morning.” Annabelle had just finished buttering her bread silently and preparing to take her tea…