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Making a difference in the world

[This blog post was inspired by the county board of education decision to eliminate creative writing as part of the creative and performing arts program at our local middle school. For local people, here is the link to the petition to … Continue reading

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Undaunted … we move forward to battle …

Undaunted (by the rain), throngs of people moved across the bridge and past our tent, hurrying to battle – the reenactment of the 1814 Battle of Bladensburg, when British troops overwhelmed our forces and raced into Washington, D.C. to burn … Continue reading

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Did it happen here?

Maryland is a southern state with a history of tobacco plantations, slaves, sharecropping, tenant farms, and Jim Crow. Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass were slaves here. There were forty-three lynchings, and school segregation survived into the nineteen seventies. There were … Continue reading

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