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Brown Baby Jesus

And this was what Christmas was. And this was what a family looked like. And it would take some time before I knew anything different and concluded that different wasn’t better at all.

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Tiny Spark Series: Mercy Me. I’ll Mercy You.

I am so good at everything.  This is a confidence I developed over years of pristine dance performances, high-flying cheer leading jumps, A+ papers. I knew with no uncertainty that these feet could spin superbly. I had full faith that I could damn near kill a quarterback with my dazzling chants. And always, always, this… Continue reading Tiny Spark Series: Mercy Me. I’ll Mercy You.

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Tiny Spark Series: A Man Named Pearl

   Jacquelin Cangro, author of  The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York, is a blogging, dog-walking, fifth-floor-walk-up stair jogging machine. She shares tidbits of her city life, favorite new things to see, read, taste and hear, and even started the brilliant SHINE Series highlighting good people doing good things. All of this is to… Continue reading Tiny Spark Series: A Man Named Pearl

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Tiny Spark Series: Growth in a Concrete Jungle

Elephant Ears is a blog about youth and freedom, deciding which turn to take and how to look cute along the way. I follow for the adventure, the breath of fresh air each posts blows through, and because so often I’ve been or I am right in the very life spots author Katelyn Garlow writes… Continue reading Tiny Spark Series: Growth in a Concrete Jungle

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A Year of Sizzle & Pop

“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines…and read books… Continue reading A Year of Sizzle & Pop