Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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Thoughtful Thursday: Coping With Grief

In the aftermath of the recent killings in Lebanon and Paris, today’s Thoughtful Thursdays offers poems about grieving after catastrophic events. “Facing It”, by Yusef Komunyakaa, the only African American man to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, details his experience of loss and remembrance when he visits the Vietnam Memorial. In “Alabanza: In Praise […]

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How Do We Talk to Our Sons About Terrorist Attacks?

Over the years that GCP has been around, we have had to write an alarming number of posts with the same basic message: how do we talk to our sons about unimaginably horrible and senseless killings that they can see footage of over and over on CNN? This time it is Paris. It has been […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Merry Autumn

Happy Fall! Today’s Thoughtful Thursday celebrates fall with the poem “Merry Autumn” from Paul Laurence Dunbar. Enjoy. Merry Autumn It’s all a farce, — these tales they tell About the breezes sighing, And moans astir o’er field and dell, Because the year is dying. Such principles are most absurd, — I care not who first […]

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Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you know that the musical “Hamilton” is on Broadway, and you should also know that it is one of the most amazing pieces of musical theater ever. Ever. The story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton brilliantly told through genius writing and composing using a mash up of […]

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