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Fighting The Criminalization of Black Students

Fighting The Criminalization of Black Students William Jackson, M.Ed. @wmjackson Parent, Educator, Blogger, Community Activist My personal opinions from my observation and experiences as a parent, educator and community activist. I’m not referencing to specific organizations or people. Providing an insight into the situations and circumstances of people of color ... Read More »

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How and Why I became a BJCP beer judge

In my previous blog, I described the process one takes in order to become a BJCP certified judge. That was actually meant to be just a sidebar for this post, but it ballooned to over 1,000 words so I thought it should be its own separate entry. In this post, ... Read More »

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Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

Throughout October we celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month. This annual celebration raises awareness of the approximately 4 million dogs in shelters in the United States right now. The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is proud to support this national event by offering $25 adoptions all month long on regularly priced pets (normally $75), ... Read More »

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Kindness Kills

So. I’m just like any of you jackwads out there. I’m just an ordinary Jane St. Doe from Normalville, Blandaho living the typical dream, relaxing here on my customary couch watching the Real, Ordinary Housewives of Standard Vanilla Suburbia. But, there’s something (a shit load of things, if we’re being ... Read More »

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Renting Cars, Made A Bit Easier

“The difference between a Jeep and a rental car is there’re some places you can’t take a Jeep“ The poor sap above managed to flatten all four tires on this Infiniti QX70 rental by ignoring the “Do Not Back Up Severe Tire Damage” signs, don’t be “that guy”. Here’re a ... Read More »

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Morning Mix recipe: Grilled Sweet Corn & Shrimp Risotto

The more the merrier in Heather’s Florida Kitchen! That’s why I have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today’s recipe is Grilled Sweet Corn & Shrimp Risotto. Fresh corn kernels add a sweet crunch to this creamy ... Read More »

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Musings on Conservatives and Liberals- when did compromise become a four letter word?

“If you are not a liberal when you are in your 20’s, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative when you are in your 30’s, you have no brain”                                               Author unknown   I have a friend who one of the brightest people I know. He is thoughtful, ... Read More »

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day by William Jackson, M.Edu. Instructor with Edward Waters College @wmjackson #MyQuestToTeach Daddy Blogger – Community Activist – Educator The Florida Department of Education initiative: Dads Take Your Child to School Day! The Department of Family and Community Engagement is partnering on this initiative. ... Read More »

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Chocolate-Orange Cream Cheese Flan

Chocolate-Orange Cream Cheese Flan celebrates the ramping up of Florida’s citrus season by showcasing the power of zest, the colorful ingredient cut from the outer part of citrus peels. The trimmed tendrils and grated pieces hold potent, aromatic oils that can be used to flavor batters, sauces, rice pilafs and other foods. To remove ... Read More »

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