Tag Archives: Inclusion

Taking the Poetry Plunge
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After a great deal of thought, I decided to apply for the City’s Poet Laureate position. I did it in part because I didn’t want the program to end. But mostly I did it because there were things I’d hoped … Continue reading

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The Myth of “Just Words”
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Hate. American chose hate. I am still grappling with this outcome, still feel as if one day I will wake from a bad dream. Except this isn’t a dream. Donald Trump has just been inaugurated so our collective nightmare won’t … Continue reading

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A Slippery Legal Slope
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A California lawsuit is working its way through the Santa Clara County court system that left me pretty much speechless when I learned of it. Two families are suing a third, claiming their autistic son is a public nuisance. At … Continue reading

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, Take 2
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Two weeks ago I wrote about a photograph. It’s a standard class photo that shows a boy in a wheelchair seated off to the side, leaning over to get closer to his classmates. In a word, the photo says exclusion. … Continue reading

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
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Happy Independence Day! I’ve been thinking a lot about inclusion the past couple of weeks and the main reason has to do with a photo, a photo that isn’t of me, or my daughter Katie, or even of a child … Continue reading

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