Overheard On The Playground

Beautiful Little Girl: Do y’all speak Spanish? Nadia: No, we don’t speak Spanish. Beautiful Little Girl: You look like you do. Simone: Do you speak Spanish? Beautiful Little Girl: Yes. I cannot place a value on overhearing such conversations. While the rest of the world is debating the validity of a fictional book and movie, […]

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The Help

I was skeptical about “The Help.” I turned up my nose at reading or viewing a work about black maids in the South in a fictional tale written by a white author. That was not my idea of entertainment. No, ma’am. In fact, as I took my seat to screen the movie at the National […]

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Strong Ties

We have two beds for the girls; they pile into one. When you find one child, the other is not far away. Simone warns Nadia about danger; Nadia follows Simone’s direction. We have separate clothes for each; they leave the house dressed alike on most days.  What we do for one, we do for the […]

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Sister Friend

We have a loud home. Protests are constant. “Nadia won’t be quiet.” “Simone won’t share.” The Supreme Court of Mommy settles several disputes a day. For all the fussing back and forth, they really do love each other. Nadia had a low-grade fever and didn’t go to preschool the other day. Simone was not pleased […]

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