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Meet Ms. Evelyn Vutage

On my visit to Kenya, I was fortunate to tour the community and meet one of the teachers at the Primary School on Maasai Mara Reserve. The teacher, who also lived in the community, explained the daily duties that  of the students in order to make sure the school stayed tidy. I learned that not…

The Arabic Student العربي طا لب

Hello All, or shall I say ” اهلا و سهلا ابا شيريز” Most of my teen years growing up was foster in Humboldt Park, a diverse Hispanic community on the north side of Chicago.  I attended several elementary schools and later graduated from Roberto Clemente Community Academy, a school respectfully renamed after a true pioneer and…

It’s SNOW secret, Christmas is here!

“Santa? You’re here?”  At least that’s what my inner child said  out loud as I strolled through the mall this past week.  There he was, seating among his helpers in their make shift North Pole, made of white felt, cotton, glitter  and cray paper.   The theater theme  stage consisted of a huge  beautifully decorated…

Many Faces, One Nation!

Like many Americans, I look forward to celebrating the 4th of July with my family and friends.  In many cities across the U.S., several events take place to commemorate the day our country declared its independence from Britain, on July 4, 1776.  Some cities host picnics, parades, barbecues, family reunions, carnivals and fairs.  Locals historians host…

The Mandawa Village

This spring, I toured India and visited a town five hours away from New Delhi called Mandawa.  The town is best known for their famous medieval themed Havelis, a term used for a building of personal residence.  The streets were busy with merchants, vendors and children, playing with it seemed to be was hide and…