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Hard To Be an Expat, So Far Away at Christmas

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Gracie — my five-year-old smiling granddaughter Excuse me, but I’m a little down. I miss my son and granddaughter.  And my mother. Spending Christmas far away wasn’t easy, even if we did have a lovely dinner with new friends. The good part was seeing my little Gracie’s three-story dollhouse via Skype. She showed us every […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: My Favorite Mississippi Christmas Story — Boycotts Work!

I appreciate this story that comes out of Mississippi, from the modern civil rights movement, and tell it often —  especially this time of the year. As 1961 came to a close, some white folks in the Mississippi Delta were dreaming of a White Christmas when they decided to keep their black customers away from […]