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.

What I Learn From Weeds

Networking Weeds have complicated systems of intertwined roots that wrap around the hearty and reveal their fruit and seeds in due time but freely Resilience One cluster may be plucked up but there are so many more already seeded fronts … Continue reading

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Victorious loss

Not every loss is a reason to feel sad but all are opportunities to accept challenge… Those left when the last buzzer sounds and a game well played results in the L-column check are left needing to huddle in spite … Continue reading

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EqSTrEAMer: Happy New Year!

What is my agenda…my motivation…my inspiration for this year? Why do I do what I do? What do I want to accomplish for myself this year? How do I move the souls on the margin toward the center without decentralizing … Continue reading

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CEROW or ZERO: principled research

I started thinking ’bout this stuff, YEARS ago. When I was a student, watching from the side of an overly crowded classroom. Insecure not because I didn’t know or understand the flow of things as I saw them but because … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Black Parents Whose Suns Have Been Pushed Out of Preschool

Originally posted on Single Mom So Far:
Dear Mom, Dad, Auntie, Grandma, family member of a Black sun: I have to begin with this affirmation: I see you. I believe you. As we gear up for the start of a…

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A Mother’s Cry

I didn’t watch it The show¬†movie about a boy killed while carrying some candy & a drink In a town down South By a brown man exercising his right to carry… as he stood his ground… and measured life on … Continue reading

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Learning to…

It is interesting… Learning to Live and Love With and Without you. It is painful… Learning to Love and Live With and Without you. It is curious…. Learning to Live and Love With and Without You. What was the lesson? … Continue reading

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