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Entries from November 30th, 2010

Skip the Video Games – I’m Giving My Kids Some Art and Culture this Christmas

November 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Random Things That Make Me Smile

When I was a medical student, I longed to collect African American art.  Although I was borrowing thousands of dollars a year to attend school, I had barely enough left over for basic living expenses – much less to buy collectibles.  I left New York when I was seventeen and returned at the age of […]


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Hair Story – Sisterlocks

November 26th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Random Things That Make Me Smile

After years of relaxing, curling, pressing, flat ironing, braiding, twisting and weaving my hair…I decided to lock it.  Although  Black  hair has been a source of controversy (remember the NY Times article on black hair)  this was not a “political choice.”  I love all hairstyles – straight, relaxed, curly, braids and weaves – as long […]


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My First Ever Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 25th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Random Things That Make Me Smile

My big sister is hosting Thanksgiving day dinner.  What a blessing!  I had two pies to make last night but was hoping to get to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  SelfishMom had offered us tickets for the grandstand seating at 34th street – but the line started at 7:00am – with no entry after 8:30. […]


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