Freedom: Here and Now We Are Walking Together

By Robert Coles

We all dreaded getting Miss Avery for the fifth grade — those of us in the fourth grade, awaiting the next year’s classroom assignment. “She’s tough,” one of us remarked; “real bad tough,” affirmed another.

At the edge of change, we were mulling over our future. In so doing, we were dealing in our own way with larger matters that confront all of us human beings: Luck, both good and bad, chance and circumstance, as they befall us, help shape our destiny.…

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