From the time we were expecting our first child, at least until the last one left for college, I saw myself as having ONE JOB ABOVE ALL OTHERS: protecting my children and keeping them safe. Nothing else really mattered. Our first pregnancy ended in miscarriage and so we were frantic to protect the next child.Continue reading “Above all else: protect the children”
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Roll up your sleeves, America!
Last night on the news I watched the tragic images coming out of India and they destroyed me. India lacks the resources that we have and the situation there is horrifying. Family members desperately–and with utter futility–trying to save their loved ones dying of COVID: without hospitals, medicine, doctors, ventilators, oxygen, or vaccines. Funeral pyresContinue reading “Roll up your sleeves, America!”
Out of Many, One.
To My Conservative Friends & Family, If you’re seeing this, it’s because you haven’t unfriended or unfollowed me on Facebook, and for that, I’m grateful. Throughout this period in our history (one of many, actually) of deep and bitter political division, I have steadfastly refused to unfriend anyone based on our political differences. A coupleContinue reading “Out of Many, One.”
Education marches on….A letter to my students
My Dearest Students, So now we are embarking on a new adventure in education. Who could have foreseen this when we first sat down together in January? Our world has turned upside down just since the last time we met as a class. I looked sadly at the kitchen counter today because I had boughtContinue reading “Education marches on….A letter to my students”