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Day 2 of Kwanzaa – Kujichagulia

  Habari Gani!   Kujichagulia (coo’-gee-chah-goo-lee-ah) – Self-Determination.     We must strive to define ourselves, understand ourselves, make choices for ourselves, and go through the world as we choose, and not as someone else forces us to. It means to take control of your own destiny. In 2017,...

What is Kwanzaa?

Yes, it is once again Kwanzaa time!  Time to eat benne cakes, roll out the Mkeka, set up the Kinara, light the Mishuma Saba, pass around the Kikombe Cha Umoja, and reflect on the Nguzo Saba! Hooray! Before we begin… Kwanzaa is not a Christmas substitute for African Americans…Kwanzaa doesn’t have anything to do with Christmas at all....

Life Hack: The Travel Bag

      I am done with touring for the year! Time to clean out and restock my travel bag!   When first I began to travel, I would load the bag with the toiletries from my side of the sink.  I’d take my lotion, skin conditioners, toothpaste, and...

Librarians Have The Best Stories

Blogging has been a very interesting experience for me. As I continue on into the years, I learn more about the insidious way my brain works. So, I promised to blog about Sydney, but I couldn’t think of anything particularly interesting to say about Sydney. Not because I didn’t...

Process v.s. Product while in Residence

I truly hate doing short residencies that are meant to end up in a performance. This is not the case if I am brought in to work with a group of kids who are already planning to present something. In a general classroom setting with a myriad of different...