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What I like? Hot Jazz. Cold drinks. Hip Hop/R&B. Nature. Books. Travel. History. Conversation. Coffee. Tea. Fruit. Popcorn. Harry Potter. Friends reruns.

What I do? Teach, write.

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Social Justice Issues:

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."


“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” - Nelson Mandela.

RIP Madiba. Hamba kahle, Tata Madiba. Go well.

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10 months ago
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"The sword may present itself to any worthy Gryffindor." 

Harry Potter marathons are around the corner.

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Courage has roots. She sleeps on a futon on the floor and lives close to the ground. Courage looks you straight in the eye. She is not impressed with powertrippers and she knows first aid. Courage is not afraid to weep and she is not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure who she is praying to. When Courage walks, it is clear that she has made the journey from loneliness to solitude. The people who told me she is stern were not lying, they just forgot to mention that she is kind.

from The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler

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An addict needs shame, like a man dying of thirst needs salt water.
Could we help kids learn to comprehend in the first place, and deepen their comprehension once they’re reading fairly independently? Is that too simplistic? My mother always told me that elegance and strength are found in simplicity.
Ellin Oliver Keene, Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction
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How then to best love a book? If we love books [only] at a gallop, we are certain to forget much of the scenery we encounter. If we love at a trot, we will never feel the wind against our face. The only solution, it seems, is to love again and again, with different, deliberate speeds.

Things to do with each of the signs before you die



1.Get into a fight with an Aries. I’m not talking about an over the phone fight, I’m talking a real toe-to-toe, heart pumping showdown. It will most likely be more beneficial to you if they were on your side in the fight, think of like a bar fight or taking on bullies at your school, but fighting them yourself would be just as exhilarating and you would most likely be better friends after the incident than you were before.Aries people are warriors and they like to know their friends can hold their own if something goes down. 

2.Eat with a Taurus. By this I do not mean take them to a local fast food restaurant to hork down some greasy burgers. I mean take them to an amazing five star restuarent preferably one that has been around for decades and has built a strong reputation. Then allow the Taurus to order for you, it may take a while, but Tauruses have wonderful taste. Make sure that you don’t rush them or yourself, take your time enjoy the food, enjoy the atmosphere, enjoy the music, enjoy the feel of your luxurious clothes, and enjoy your Taurus escort. 

3.Go out on the town with a Gemini. Wait till its night time and the social life of your particular city is buzzing, and then call your Gemini friend. Not only will they have the perfect location, but they’ll most likely have the transportation to get you there(Gemini’s hate not being able to get around when they want to). Be sure not to just contain them to one party, or one club ,encourage them to take you club hopping. Gemini’s are the most amazing social butterflies, not only will they know the right people to get you into to any club or party, they’ll know enough people at the party to make it a truly memorable night. Trust Gemini’s they’ll show you a whole new world in your own backyard. 

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I look forward to hot and frothy holiday drinks, but this year I’ve settled on a new favorite:

Freshly ground black coffee with a dollop of the finest whip cream. Delicious.

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Tessanne Chin tore it up.

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Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.
Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection (via kimjungho)
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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - The Lady Is a Tramp (by tonybennettVEVO)

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