Author Archives: Dr. Joy

About Dr. Joy

I am a life lover...I teach. I read. I write. I love. I pray. I eat. I dream.

Generation A?

What comes after Z? Do we start again at A? Or do we assume it to be AA, like batteries for the Remote [learning] Control on the coffee table? The generation that is described as TECHNOHOLIC… Intoxicated by capital gain … Continue reading

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Parenting Mama Drama

(For all the mothers working from home) You want what? You want it when? Really? Chile please. Do you know who I am? I am a mother. I am their first teacher. I am his wife. I am his reason … Continue reading

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Bold as L

Picking up the L Just outside Philly Love Language Linguistics Literate Like Love speaking Lost in the chaos of a Life where everything is uncertain Live tweets Live class Live instas Live DJs Live parties Life lost 2020…BOLD as HELL!

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Stories in a world with no lines

Can you see it? A blank page A world where lines are so blurred They are invisible Like man Not confined by shadows But liberated by their presence Stories without linearity No rhyme No script No meter But rhythmic But … Continue reading

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Soul-beauty of a race: Biculturalism and Double Consciousness

“…it dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil. I had thereafter no desire to … Continue reading

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Soul-beauty of a race: Black Aesthetics and Double Consciousness

“…confusion and doubt in the soul of the black artist; for the beauty revealed to him was the soul-beauty of a race which his larger audience despised, and he could not articulate the message of another people.” (DuBois, 1897) I … Continue reading

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Baited With Our Own Desire

Originally posted on Aztec Promises:
50 years ago The American dream to own a home got the politicians to broker with the banks. They developed policy to make home ownership affordable for nearly anyone. Special incentives were invented to encourage…

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