My Landlord Lacks Human Decency

Today I took a spill down the steps in my apartment building (it is a little fourplex with two stairwells). The back staircase was wood but the landlord painted over the wood with a glossy brown paint that very easily becomes slick. Couple this with steepness of the steps and the small width and, well, [...]

A Teacher’s Perspective on Mass Shootings in American Schools

If you've read my very first blog post then you know I'm a teacher. You also might know that I'm someone with a deep well of emotion. I am quite gifted at numbing those emotions, usually. But when it comes to things like mass shootings in schools, I come undone. I feel pain that is [...]

A Love Letter to All My Jagged Edges

Today, the "day of love", I'm deciding to take back a little love for myself. I'm going to write a letter to all the parts of myself I've tried desperately to disavow. To all my jagged edges, My scars: you are cherished. You are the evidence that I have chosen to survive. You are outward [...]