Reading “Inequality In The Promised Land”

R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy writes about how Black and White children and families experience school and the attendant opportunities in a Midwest suburban district. The title of his book, Inequality In The Promised Land (2014), describes the unfulfilled dreams of Black families who sought better education outcomes for their children enrolled in a suburban school district… Continue reading Reading “Inequality In The Promised Land”

Dear Julie – Thoughts on ‘real american’ by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Dear Julie, I heard you speak. And then I went to buy your book. The line to have it signed was very long, so I decided I’d be okay without that part. I read some before going to bed, a little more after waking up. I read during a good portion of my long haul… Continue reading Dear Julie – Thoughts on ‘real american’ by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Thoughts on *Instruments Of The True Measure*

My relationship with poems is not as fraught as my relationship with Poetry. Each poem offers itself, independent of all its potential brethren and I read what I can, Understand as much as I can and let it be. Laura Da’ writes poetry which challenges me. In Instruments Of The True Measure I run up… Continue reading Thoughts on *Instruments Of The True Measure*

On Reading, Knowing and Not Knowing

I went on a hike recently with my husband and 10 year-old son. The 90 minute uphill trek proved challenging and after 2 hours we were rewarded with spectacular views of the neighboring valley and an expansive alpine meadow. Hiking is not a frequent occupation of ours. Given that, our shared accomplishment of almost 4… Continue reading On Reading, Knowing and Not Knowing

Dear Tricia: A meditation on a life of reading

Dear Tricia, Ever since I read through the beginning of your thread last night and finished reading it this morning, several thoughts have been turning in my mind. First of all, let me say how grateful I am for your voice not only in my digital life. Your leadership of #DisruptTexts as an initiative and… Continue reading Dear Tricia: A meditation on a life of reading