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Ruby Bridges and me: Diversity on the school front

Published on June 3, 2011 By Yinsum

The story of Ruby Bridges, the first African American child to attend an all white elementary school in the South has conjured many emotions for me throughout my life. My sentiments evolved from being an African American student at predominantly white schools to being a parent of African American children at predominantly white schools. While […]

Testicular Torsion: Everything you never knew you needed to know

Published on March 10, 2011 By Yinsum

Testicular torsion: by the time I heard of it, I was in fear that it was too late to do anything. One Sunday morning, my 14 year old was slow to wake up and when he did he barely had an appetite and told me he felt nauseous. Given the wintry time of year, I […]

Time Machine Dreams: The art of doing nothing.

Published on March 8, 2011 By Yinsum

Writing this piece seemed quite the challenge because where was I going to find the time to write? To think: to bat around ideas? Parenting aside, finding spare time on any given day is a test for the mind. Add parenting to the equation and the search for spare time becomes as elusive as the […]