Category Archives: Teaching

Arboring Resentment

When I was younger, Arbor Day sort of used to be a thing. At some point during the school day, we’d receive little conifer saplings in long, perforated plastic bags which we were then urged to go plant somewhere. I … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls

Why is it that all elementary schools, in one way or another, smell the same? Even after all these years since I was a student in one myself, I can walk into a grade school and immediately be transported back … Continue reading

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Sleep is supposed to be

“Sleep is supposed to be, By souls of sanity, The shutting of the eye.” – Emily Dickinson Sometimes I have insomnia. Actually, frequently I have insomnia. It’s not a chronic thing though, and is usually self-inflicted. For example, I have … Continue reading

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Know thyself

(Introducing what I hope will be a recurring partnership with a dear friend with whom I also happen to share a brain. Stay tuned for her undoubtedly phenomenal contribution on the subject of , well, discovering oneself. What you’re about … Continue reading

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One more time, with feeling

One thing that always caught me off guard when I was in school was seeing teachers outside of the academic setting. “What? Teachers live at school. They don’t do things like go to the movies or go shopping!” Well, brace … Continue reading

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What lies beneath

This post begins, as so many seem to, with food. Well, to be more specific, a condiment. Namely, ketchup. One weekend when I was in high school, I went over to a friend’s house to hang out. We ended up … Continue reading

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Miss Otis Regrets

When a friend and I were having brunch a couple months ago, she asked me if I had any regrets. I thought for a moment and said, “Well, sort of.” And then I proceeded to tell the story of why … Continue reading

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