Coconut Boy

A Night With Coconut Boy

Twenty or so years ago, my sister went to our local antique store to buy me a birthday present. She found a creepy coconut man (or perhaps a monkey) and thought it would be a funny gift. Years later, I found him in a box… and here’s how my two-year-old daughter reacted.

Childrens Books

A Reflection on Juneteenth

The nationwide protests against racism and police brutality has really brought Juneteeth to the forefront this year, celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. I’ll admit, it wasn’t something I ever learned in school. I didn’t even know the holiday existed until perhaps three or four years ago. The past month has brought on a lot of reflection about how I can personally do better in understanding the realities of the world and chip away from the bubble I grew up in, despite my thinking I wasn’t in a bubble. One way is to expand my children’s understanding of the world early.