A Seat At The Table

Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash   I found myself actually asking for “a seat at the table” this week (in a conversation about a potential job).  I guess this post by Simon Ensor resonated so much in my mind that it came out in my speaking. Simon asks us to consider what it means to have a seat... Continue Reading →

Boredom Is A Symptom

Some people believe that school--by its very design--is boring.  Alan Caruba, calls schools “the original boring institute” and says that they are “the place where we train young people to be bored and to bore others.” We find many images of this theme played out over and over in popular media. And there are many... Continue Reading →

Why Jonathan Hates School

    I was in a fourth-grade class last week, providing support as part of a substitute assignment as an English Language Development teacher.  The classroom teacher asked me to float around and provide support wherever it was needed.   The students were all involved in independent work at their desks and most seemed to... Continue Reading →

So. No, Rilke, I Am a Writer.

Photo by Alexa Mazzarello on Unsplash   When I was six, I decided to be a writer… When I grew up. I was a hippy child And my tribe was not big on practice So I had an idea That someday…. I would be a writer Then, I went to college And decided that someday was now Except... Continue Reading →

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