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BlueEyedMonkey on August 11th, 2015

I grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. Springfield has been listed as one of the most diverse communities in the country. The community health center, where I used to do youth work, has the ability to translate in over 200 dialects. That is incredible. The trajectory for this diversity began after the unrest between Italians and newly […]

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BlueEyedMonkey on November 16th, 2011

Originally posted at: www.1nedrop.com thanks to the work of Prof Yaba Blay   I am a whole person, not just that half that makes you comfortable. In college, I was one of three women co-coordinators of the African American Cultural Society. The other two women both had two black parents, yet there was NO line […]

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BlueEyedMonkey on May 8th, 2011

Mothers and Daughters The relationship between mothers and daughters can be a difficult one. When I talk to friends and acquaintances about our mothers I am often reminded about how blessed I am to have the special relationship I have with my mother, Eileen. On this Mother’s Day 2011 I want to state this plainly. Now, I am not […]

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BlueEyedMonkey on May 4th, 2011

Today’s Blogathon theme is:  My 5 Favorite Books on writing. Since I have technically only read two, I have grabbed 5 books from my book shelf. Some are favorites, some are must reads. In random order: #1: The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle c1999 “To make the journey into The Power of Now we […]

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