Tina Smith-Brown's Letters to Our Fathers

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The activity is simple: write a letter to your father. Usually, the first draft is written on paper for the sake of privacy, because, at first, this is an inside job.

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Fly the Black History skies

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From the African-American Museum in Philadelphia's exhibit with the Philadelphia International Airport Exhibit program. "Mr. Basketball" Sonny Hill reading while the rest of us look out from the wall between Terminals E and F.

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Thank you, Chef!

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One full morning in St. James School's kitchen with Chef Anthony felt like it redeemed 100 bad cafeteria meals. Please have a look and share with me what it tastes like when some cares so deeply about the kids she serves. Extra delish: this piece for SafeKidsstories.org was shared with our new media partner, ThePhiladelphiaCitizen.org.

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From "Spreading Safety," about SafeKidsStories, as featured in the Penn Gazette

“I wanted to create a place where we could put up stories about young people, relationships, wholeness … anything from a bunch of teachers learning an anti-bullying program, to young people writing about a book that they believe helped keep them safe in some way.” -LC