Affordable Organic Skin Care

It wasn’t long ago that I went to the spa and got a talking to from my beauty expert. Get your skin act together, she said. You are not a young thing anymore. You must take care of your skin. After she whipped my skin and me into shape, she sent me home with an […]

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From The Inbox

  What to do when someone you care about shows his thoughts. Q: I would love to get your opinion on the following…My husband and I are a happy interracial couple (I’m black, he’s white) living in the South. Race is not an issue for us and this is how we hope to raise our kids. […]

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Quote, Unquote Classic

Ibby-Dah.  Simone, developing her vocabulary. Simone spent two years in the home of what I like to call her Dominican Day Family. While in their care, she learned several Spanish words. We’re not sure whether she was trying to speak English or Spanish when she uttered the word above. Believe me, we asked. She repeated […]

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Don’t Call Dr. Laura

A serious repost. A black woman married to a white man called Dr. Laura and told her she was growing resentful of her husband because he would not put an end to neighbors, friends and relatives saying the n-word and making other insensitive comments in front of her. Dr. Laura didn’t answer the caller’s question. […]

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Our Painted Lady Butterflies

A fun repost. Nadia loves butterflies, so it was no surprise when she asked for a butterfly garden for her birthday. She received a net on her birthday, and we ordered the larvae a little later. Yep, you can order your own baby caterpillars, put them in a well-lit place and watch them grow and […]

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Good Read

This piece by Ellis Cose explains the difference between racial and gay civil rights. Enjoy! Posted from 34,000 feet with help of iTouch and free Wi-Fi coupon.

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No Children Allowed

Restaurant owners are fed up. Parents have been bringing children to their otherwise decent eating establishments. Children get in the way. They are loud, and they are messy.  What to do? What to do? Ban children under age 6. When I first heard about this, I thought surely this move would put them in the […]

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From The Inbox

It turns out curlies aren’t the only ones who are looking for good shampoo alternatives. Q: Other than to tell you that I enjoy your blog thoroughly, I want to ask you a hair question. I am not a curly in any fashion, like I said, I’m a white girl and I have relatively straight […]

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Quote, Unquote

Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Aren’t you glad I didn’t say banana again? Simone, developing her sense of humor.

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Going To First Grade

Ken did the honors. He ripped open the envelope and read the letter inside. He read every word aloud about what a good school year it will be, when to pick up school supplies and when the school’s open house will be held. What we wanted to know was in the very last paragraph. The […]

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