Category Archives: refugees

Late Gifts are Often Perfectly Timed

MORE winter accessories for the refugees arrived a few weeks ago. One of the boxes was sent by a West Virginia teen who spread word of the need among family and friends. She received many contributions, all BRAND NEW. I … Continue reading

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One Thing I Would Have Changed

Dear Barb, Today in English class, I told the story about you having straight hair and me having curly and both of us wishing we had the other, and about the Saturday I gave you a perm and you put … Continue reading

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The Word “Purple” is a Problem

THE WORD ‘purple’ turns out to be a problem. For two years, I’ve watched as students from just about every language group struggle to pronounce it. I have the same problem with the name of the actor David Oyelowo.* We … Continue reading

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