Saying Goodbye To History

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Today we say goodbye to a historical moment. We’ve witnessed a feat that I never imagined possible in my lifetime and I’m a mere 43 years of age. When I first began teaching, I would often say that the likely nature of there ever being a black president in my lifetime was pretty slim. I used to say this because growing up in the south, there was no way southerners would be willing to endorse a black leader.  Continue reading

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If

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Sometimes in life we all want a do over. One of the most powerful words in the world is a two letter word (if). Anytime you hear a sentence that begins with (if) you already know a person is thinking about what could or should have been. The word has connotations but the reality is that it very seldom has any concrete influence because as soon as people hear it, they go into rebuttal mode.

The recent presidential election has a lot of people saying: Continue reading