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Melissa Edwards

Who knew about unallocated phones?

I went off the dating market for a few years, because I thought I might have found someone sweet. But, alas, it turned out to be sour, and after some months of recovery, I started looking online again.

Aack! It gets worse every time I…


THE CASE FOR THE 1619 PROJECT: IMPLICATIONS

How smoke and mirrors in debating history creates dissent and fixes nothing

Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it is being re-enacted in the politics of 2021. The conservative party is up to its old tricks — attacking a 40-plus-year-old historical and legal analysis called Critical Race Theory.

The Republicans feign ignorance in the irony of white supremacist…


“Don’t be afraid to take up space.”

I copy the yoga teacher, Jessamyn Stanley, and listen to her explanation of the star asana. Yes, it feels good to reach my arms up and out as far as they can go, to stand with my feet wider than parallel—yet firmly planted…


Making peace with my imperfections.

My way may not be easy. You did not say that it would be…Lord, help me hold out. Until my change has come…

I sit in the parked car listening to the radio for…


“Doing school” during the coronavirus pandemic.

A rush, a gurgle, a tinkle … what does the flow of your school day sound like?

I hear rushing waters and I am hoping for the best yet fearing the worst. I see choppy waters ahead and I am a crew member on the HMS Resolute. …


A Great Migration Story

My grandmother moved North, so she didn’t have to keep working on the farm. She journeyed first to Philadelphia to live with a cousin, then to Maryland, where she worked for the State of Maryland for 36 years. Technically, Maryland is still the South, so, in one way, she did…


Take care of yourself by focusing on the basics

When you hit a wall, accept the time as a gift.

For example, when I unlock my front door at the end of a day, turn the knob, and say, “Whoosh.” …


Channel those emotions and find mental clarity.

Teachers, therapists, and other educators use the tone wheel to help an individual drill down and say what is being felt more specifically. At its center lies the six basic emotions of happy, sad, disgusted, afraid, surprised, and angry. As its spokes radiate…


Happy 3rd birthday to a Good Boy!

This is a photo essay for those days when you just want to look at pictures of happy pets.


Why you might take a chance and order your glasses online, too.

By your mid-forties to early fifties, you will need eyeglasses of some variety. I am not trying to scare you. I am just passing on what an optometrist told me. No matter how much technology we develop, there are just basic problem areas on the human body where we can…

Melissa Edwards

Educator. Mother. Memory keeper. Dog mom. Friend. #WEOC

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