Sunday, November 29, 2009

Baby Echos

The school gives me six names, six children, all five years old, who need to learn to read. Their names aren't like mine, names from lands generations away, held close by years of oppression. But they are still kids, my kids. They prefer bumping fists to high fives. I show them I can learn. They show me they can, too. This is our story.


  1. I am sure the fact that you are really an international will help you. Keep us posted.

  2. "Your kids" are right on with bumping fists rather than high fiving, hugging or shaking hands during this flu season. The latter practices are being discouraged by the public health professionals who are trying to educate the public in preventitive measures against H1N1.