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March 09, 2015


I love that everyone is getting to see the warm, innovative, wonderful teacher you are. Lucky me to get to work with you!

Oh, Laura, thank you...I am so blessed to know you. And it is you who are such a wonderful educator!

Wonderful post, filled with wisdom and generosity. Thank you.

Thank you so much, dear Stacey! Blessings to you!

This is great! I am going to use "Writing is just another way of caring about other people" in my next discussion with my 16-year-old friend who doesn't understand why he has to take English comp in high school! THANKS for a great post. I look forward to more.

Thank you so much, Maria, for your affirmation! Sending blessings to your 16-year-old friend and to you and all who you hold dear! Great to connect with you.

I loved Mr. Wilson's comments about writing and editing and reading. They ring true with me. You have touched many, many students with your teaching of writing and your careful, loving feedback to them about their writing. Peace, Frank

Thank you so much, dear friend! It's such a blessing to know you and to have you as a friend. Your teaching, social justice advocacy, administrative service, and pastoral care are a model for me now and forever! Stay wonderful!

Dear Tree Turtle,

Thank you for sharing this! I loved the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, too, both as a former student and a former creative writing instructor. Missing Fred Hudson, Leslie Lee, and Kermit Frazier, all the FDCAC family.

Wishing you all the best,

Dear Sheree:

Thank you so much for your kind reply, kindred spirit!

I feel so blessed to be a part of the FDCAC family.

I cried a lot when Fred and then Leslie passed. They were giants to me of producing/directing and playwriting respectively and Fred was very kind to me when I was a child and a young adult.

I adore Kermit's plays, fiction, and work for children! Although he once lived in DC like me, I only met him 2 times and that was over 20 years ago, I think...

Blessings and joy to you!


PS: If ever you need me, visit

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