There are two reason this quote by Frederick Douglass speaks to me so strongly. 1.     It blows me away the insight that Frederick Douglass had about human development. He knew this even before we had machines that looked into the brains of young children and myriad studies into the importance of the first five years […]

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  I don’t know about you – but, I spent much of my childhood years outside. My brother, my friends, and I passed hours running, screaming, climbing, and jumping in the backyards and sidewalks of Detroit. Fast forward to the realities of childhood for many children today. “Walking feet”. “Inside voices”. “You can throw outside”. […]

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I’m not a gardener by any means. I sometimes think I would like to be, but then it quickly becomes apparent that plants die from just being in my presence. I have come to terms with this flaw and I now look with admiration at gardens others have cultivated and buy my vegetables from people […]

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