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In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

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Cat taking play from MLK handbook.

by ErikaStellar on September 1, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Next week I am going to read Letter from Birmingham Jail with my students. I'm sitting here trying to lesson plan and of course got sidetracked with Smith. I was going to log off and get back to my planning, but my cat came up and in a nonviolent demonstration she sat down on my work. Because of her purring demands, she ultimately received my attention. She is quite intuitive and too damn cute to kick off my papers. Just one more reason to appreciate MLK's commitment to direct action.


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