The Courage Required to Tell Your Story

Brené Brown, my favorite blogger, speaker, author and generally wise woman speaks of courage: “The root of the word courage is cor—the Latin word for heart… Courage originally meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s… Continue reading

“Ethnic Books” – Birchbark House Series – Louise Erdrich

Yesterday I mentioned that I would start featuring good children’s literature featuring non-white protagonists.  I’ve been reaching out to all of the mom’s and dad’s of pre-schoolers that I know for Early Childhood… Continue reading

“Ethnic Books” – Blind Spot – Multicultural, Multiracial, Multi-ethnic Children’s Literature

Education Week’s Early Years Blog reports that preschool teachers cannot name books with non-white protagonists, even as 40% of our students are non-white in the United States: A group of more than 100… Continue reading

Romans 5:3-4

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5:3-4 ESV This is a passage I need but don’t want… Continue reading

Cross-race Connections

Originally posted on Junior League of Minneapolis:
Minnesota has the nation’s worst on-time graduation rates among Latinos and American Indians and is among the worst for black and Asian students.  See how several…

Saint Thomas – Michelle Alexander Lecture

                        Tonight I was able to attend Michelle Alexander’s lecture at the University of St. Thomas.  In her talk as well as… Continue reading

“Spunk” Review

Spunk! was fabulous last night.  If you are in the Twin Cities you really must go see it, there is only one week left. Each act of the play is the telling of… Continue reading

We Went To the Zoo

Here’s to friends who are there through good times and bad. And a goddaughter so cute I could scream . And to family, I ran into my cousin at the zoo and got… Continue reading


One of the best things about living in the Twin Cities is our Theatre Scene.  Rumor has it that we have more theatre seats per capita than any other city in the country… Continue reading

Lectionary Sunday – John 20:19-31 “Doubting Thomas”

Act I  When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews,… Continue reading