Ketanji Brown Jackson

Photo by Los Angeles Times "I am standing here today by the grace of God as testament to the love and support that I've received from my family." Ketanji Brown Jackson recently made history when President Biden nominated her for Supreme Court of the United States to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin …

Hart and Liliana Meet

Weeks had passed since he returned from San Jose. He went there a year after the anniversary of Coco's death. Eleven years seemed like a long time. They said that time heals the pain of losing someone you loved but that wasn't true. The passage of time may take the edge off of the pain …

In Washington

They were in Washington. They arrived Friday night and Shandra was relieved that she had her own room. After dumping her stuff off, she went to check out his suite which was massive. She had been worried that they would end up sharing it but there was a last minute cancellation and his agent, Mia …

Our Afternoon in Concord

When I dropped Mandy home, she wanted me to spend the rest of the day with her but I told her that I had things to do and asked for a raincheck. She was disappointed but after hugging and kissing me, she saw me to the door. On my way down in the elevator, I …

Ede Meets Hank

It had been several weeks since Father Desjardins left. She missed him very much, especially their talks about the Bible and religion in general. There were times when she walked through the fields, half expecting to see him or him sitting down at the picnic table at the back of her grandmother's house. She went …

Shandra’s Bha Bha Experience

"That's some dress," Stuart remarked. "Do you like it?" "Of course!" She smiled as she walked around to the passenger side where he stood holding the door open. It pleased her that he liked the dress. It was fairly new and this was the first time she was wearing it. He looked sharp in the …

The Charitable Heiress

Angela Burdett-Coutts was a nineteenth-century philanthropist. She became the wealthiest woman in 1837 when she inherited her grandfather's fortune of around £1.8 million following the death of her step-grandmother, Harriot Mellon. She collected paintings and among them was Robert Scott Lauder's Christ Walking on the Sea. She received many marriage proposals. She was a great …

From Translator to Army Scout

In her early years, it was unknown to Sarah Winnemucca that she was American.  Being “American” meant becoming like those she distrusted but, through her work as translator she helped her people, the Paiutes. In 1878, after the Bannock War broke out, Sarah volunteered to enter Bannock territory where her father and other tribesmen were …

Slavery and Grooming

"What's on your mind?" Mats asked Abi. She looked like she was thinking about something. "Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers." "I'm sure you're going to explain what you mean." "Downtrodden doozies are people who are mistreated because they are thought to be troublesome, difficult or problematic. When slaves rebelled against their masters, they were seen as troublesome …

Meeting Michelle

The next morning (Tuesday) he met Michelle. When he saw her his mind immediately went to Betsy Ming, the Cranberry shag carpet and glinting gizmos. She was a girl from school who had invited him over to her parents' house when no one was at home to show him her father's fancy gadgets but they …

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