From ‘No’ to ‘Yes’

I'm not talking about consent here. When it comes to consent, no means no. Period. What I am talking about here is turning an internal no into a yes. Taking the no we say to experiences and emotions and turning that into a yes, saying yes to feeling and experiencing all the things we are [...]

Sanctuary from a Dim World

Sometimes even the brightest lights don't shine quite as brightly as they usually do. Even the sun is obscured today, making for a world that is literally and figuratively dim. The fog has been acting as a thick blanket this week, effectively erasing tall buildings, cars, people. It's a strange experience of the world. My [...]

“It’s turtles all the way down”: Searching For a Real ‘Self’

Okay, so, being the stereotypical English teacher that I am… this post is going to be inspired by the most recent book I finished reading: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. I’m going to admit that I didn’t actually want to like this book because I have this persistent aversion to liking things that are [...]

Ghostly Memories and Tangible Experience

Okay, so, I didn’t give you fair warning but you should know… sometimes my inspiration comes from shows like Grey’s Anatomy or This is Us. What can I say? I’m a sucker for TV drama. As it so happens today’s episode of Grey’s left me feeling particularly inspired for two reasons: one, the speech Avery gives on Grey’s behalf [...]