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Inner City
Camping
The other night we went up north camping. It was really nice to get out of the city and be in nature. The stars were incredible at night. My kids were able to run and bike around freely (which they can’t do in our neighborhood) and there was a sense of ease that we all...
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Milwaukee George Floyd Mural
We went by the new mural on Holton to memorialize George Floyd yesterday. We stopped and talked about why it was done. It is a beautiful mural and I would encourage you to go and see it. I was struck by Dex saying someone put down flowers and not trash. I was struck by that...
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Peach tree
I have found such joy planting things and especially having my kids be able to eat things in my yard.  When we bought our rental, I told myself we would also grow food in those backyards too.  Most people who live in the inner-city live in a food desert, which means that a grocery store...
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Dex
Last night we ran into one of our old neighbors.  We have known her family for the entire time we lived in our home (14 years) so I have known this woman since she was in middle school and have seen her grow up.  She got pregnant when she was 20 years old and while...
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Red Traffic Light
It’s natural to dislike things we don’t understand and it is easy to not understand people that are different than us. It can be difficult to develop an appreciation for different cultures. In the same way, it can be difficult to develop an appreciation for different socio economic groups. If you live in a suburb...
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Mae
Mae (our 9 year old daughter) and I were on a 3 hour car ride yesterday. We started out listening to a kids podcast on Injustice and Anger. We kept stopping it at points and had all sorts of really great conversations. We talked about how Travon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery were murdered.  She thought...
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Gas Light
I’m was my way to get groceries when I realize I was almost out of gas. This isn’t something that happens to me regularly, I usually keep an eye on my gas tank. But I was a few miles from my home and wondering if I could make it to the grocery store or not....
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Mae, 9 year old
We have 3 nine year old girls on our block.  My daughter Mae is one of them.  I have a hard time letting her out of my sight in our neighborhood.  I have let my kids ride their bikes around the block just few times but for the majority of the time, I am with...
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Slow Car
I believe there are two main drivers of segregation. The first is racism, which is what separated all of us in the first place. I don’t like you because of how you look and because I don’t like how you look, I am going to use what I have to move myself physically from the...
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Mae at Fondy Farmers Market
When the pandemic started, I thought I am going to be the best freaking home schooler mom ever.  I also run a small business so not sure where I thought I would have time to do this.  But in the beginning I gathered all the resources, information, kid webinars and had these amazing schedules printed...
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