It’s 1978. I’m in 6th grade and it’s picture day at school. My hair, freshly combed with the black, plastic pocket comb all students received, was long and straight. I wore a sage green smock top and my face was bare. Make-up was unheard of then for elementary grade students. I looked completely and utterly like … Continue reading Picture this
As President Biden’s domestic agenda and climate change strategies get increasingly more cannibalized, I can’t help but conclude that the government of this country serves to perpetuate war and make mostly white men very, very rich. How is it possible that the people who have been chosen to represent the population do not understand, accept … Continue reading What’s the point of government?
My relationship with Facebook began many years ago, during the days when it was available only to college students. Graduating seniors from the high school where I worked invited me to join as a means of our staying in touch once they were ensconced on their distant college campuses. I happily signed up. During my … Continue reading Zuckerberg lost $7 billion this week – and me
Thursday was the first day of school for students in my district for the 2021-22 academic year. I prepared for my homeroom of 6th graders on Wednesday, carefully arranging their agenda books, printed schedules and student ids on their socially distanced desks. I was keen to be as organized as possible in hopes to create … Continue reading Child care
As I have so many mornings these last four years, I woke up enraged about the state of our country. How can the Senate be so incredibly hypocritical? How are citizens so remarkably ignorant? Who ever could have imagined the state our country would be in after a single Trump term? As people much smarter … Continue reading Judge for yourself
Despite the swampy weather and the continuing pandemic, I’m feeling more stimulated than languid. Go figure. My mind is racing in a million different directions while my soul case (that’s how I’m referring to my physical body right now) softens into the consistency of a toasted marshmallow in the humid July air. Summer, 2020 is … Continue reading Getting there
I'm generally pretty easy going. I try to accept that not everyone thinks or behaves the same way I do and feel fairly happy most of the time. Heartbreaks aside, of course. There are a few things, though, that have recently got my blood boiling and I’m hoping that if I obey the full moon and … Continue reading Fast and Furious – 5 things pissing me off right now