Speaking, Pursuing Wisdom, & Racism in America

I have thought a lot about voices this week, about the power and danger of words. If you know me, you probably know that I am a very verbal being. I love language, I love words, and I’m a verbal processor who enjoys “gaming out” information in ongoing intellectual dialogue. So the old axiom “ItContinue reading “Speaking, Pursuing Wisdom, & Racism in America”

Putting the Ab[by] into Absentee

Has it really been months since I posted? The date-stamp on my last blogpost seems to show February, but for the LIFE of me, it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. What have I been doing these past few months? It is April, for Pete’s sake. I shall have to write for real sometime in theContinue reading “Putting the Ab[by] into Absentee”

Party Hard with Some Classics

A good meme is a thing of beauty. (If you don’t know what a meme is and you happen to use the internet, you should probably go educate yourself. I’ll wait. . . ) I know I have written about memes before, but that is the beauty of the meme . . . and the reasonContinue reading “Party Hard with Some Classics”

Nostalgia and Donuts

When I was little, my family somehow wound up with this novel device . . . After enjoying the Dazey Donut Factory throughout my childhood, I figured what better day than today, of all days, to mention it and the nostalgia it brings to mind. Today, being the first Friday of June, is National Donut Day.Continue reading “Nostalgia and Donuts”

Springtime Magic: Photo Proof

Sometimes the stars collide and I manage to snap a photo at the right moment to show exactly what I am seeing and the magic of this beautiful changeable season that is Spring as it surfaces around me in New England! These are a few of those moments from the past few weeks . .Continue reading “Springtime Magic: Photo Proof”

The Privilege of Teaching: Witnessing Goodness

Today, in class, one of my students who typically is very withdrawn/antisocial did the most incredible thing. No hyperbole. It was truly the sweetest and kindest unsolicited thoughtful act I’ve ever seen someone do.  Backstory: I have taught this student for years and he has never seemed to connect very well with other classmates, no matterContinue reading “The Privilege of Teaching: Witnessing Goodness”