Eartha’s daughter, Kitt, finds a souvenir in Vienna

I was counting the painted floor tiles, purposefully placing each foot heel to toe, creating a soothing rhythm as I walked. I loved the way my newly straightened feet filled the fancy new footwear, every toe snuggled into a space of it’s own. Since being freed from my corrective shoes, I looked for every opportunity […]

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Fried chicken, sweet potatoes and collard greens. No matter how far my mother – Eartha Kitt –  had come from her roots in South Carolina, she was still a southerner when it came to cooking. Those were the foods she cooked the most when I was young. And, rice. I’m not sure why all of […]

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What?  No script?

Say it isn’t so! A country with no handwriting? Well, that may soon be the case. Cursive, or script, as some may know it, is not part of the Common Core State Standards, which are the academic guidelines 45 of the 50 states have now adopted. I went to a private french school (I know, […]

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