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We often say that we bought our house because of the trees. Of course, there were many factors that contributed to this decision, but the trees weighed heavily inside of that equation.¬†These huge maples tower over our home, lining the sidewalk that sits just a few feet from the window next to me. My husband walked my kids to elementary school beneath those trees each day. Every fall, they still make my neighborhood glow.¬†They also…

White friends: I’m hearing those who are telling me that now is not the time to talk. Now is the time to watch, listen, and quietly help–not by taking charge, but by using my privilege to elevate, amplify, and fortify the IBPOC who are working for justice. Please be strong for them and willing to keep your eyes and ears and hearts wide open. Let’s not wring our hands. Let’s use them to do brave…