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Yolande Barial's Writings

Article
Dec.27.2011
Tracy Press
The people we love the most are often the people who challenge us the most. The manner in which we take care of our children is the manner in which they will eventually take care of us, and themselves. When our children come into our presence, they should know we love them. This was one of those pearls of wisdom that I heard many years ago that I have never...
Sep.21.2011
Tracy Press
EDITOR, I was reading on the Yahoo website that NFL players and team owners are fighting about how to divide the league’s estimated $9.3 billion dollars in revenue. According to the TMZ website, Paris Hilton was given a brand new $375,000 bright yellow Lexus LFA for a 30th birthday present by her boyfriend. Reporting from eonline.com, Kendall Jenner (who?),...
Article
Jun.26.2011
Tracy Press
I attended an “empowering parents” workshop at West High recently, where the topic centered on how to guide our children toward college. During this nearly two-hour session, what struck a chord with me were a few facts: 70 percent of the seniors who graduate high school will not be eligible to enter a four-year college because they have not fulfilled their A...
Article
Jun.26.2011
Tracy Press
New Year’s Day, my 15-year-old son and his girlfriend were invited to a party at the home of one of their school friends in Lathrop. I had never been to the home before, and neither had my son or his girlfriend. The closer we got to the area, we noticed other vehicles driving slowly; apparently looking for the same house. There were three adults standing...
Article
Jun.26.2011
Tracy Press
This year my, children began riding bicycles to school. The three of them ride as many other children ride to school in Tracy — without helmets. I was — like many parents who live in our commuter city and who must leave the house by 7 a.m. to get to the office — relying on what I have told my children about making sure they wear their helmets to school. Well...
Poem
Feb.27.2010
My Katrina Piece When the flood waters rose They destroyed everything. They robbed children of dreams, of homes, of hope.They robbed dads and moms of direction, of hope. They robbed the city of desire, of potential, of hope.They robbed the community of community.They robbed our nation of ability to cover their eyes to hide from the  illumination of the truth of...
Poem
Jan.26.2010
I am woman  protector of the universe of all things ever created nurtured by my own mothers milk shoulders slightly worn but skin like silk Back bent from carrying groceries and babiesand problems and issues and secrets and desires and your stuff, his stuff and her stuff Holding in passion Holding in my attitudes Listening to opinions of moms & dads, husbands...
Poem
Jan.26.2010
DIVA 40+ Divinely Inspired & Vivaciously Awesome Sasparilla Iced Tea on a Hot Summers Day Prima Dona First lady DIVA She’s been given beauty for her ashes Oil of Joy for her mourning and a Garment of Praise for her spirit of happiness. She is Divinely Inspired & Vivaciously Awesome She is a DIVA She wears her crown of royalty with a flare that...