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Article #16: Free to Speak, Free to Rock the Boat

In 1989, when I was fifteen, a group of Vietnam War veterans in Seattle took a post office flag and burned it along with a thousand small paper flags given … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 7 Comments

Yeah Write #75: Pretty Boys and Handsome Girls ( #amwriting #nonfiction )

“I hope he doesn’t get called a girl too often…I can see why it would bother him.” The text hit my gut. On my baby’s first day of Kindergarten, the … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 13 Comments

Article: Please, Somebody Say Something (#declarationofconscience)

I am We the People. When the 2016 election didn’t end in the way I expected or wanted, I was upset and deeply concerned.   Not because the person I chose … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Musings #35: The True Story of Santa (#ibelieveinsanta)

Seven. That’s the age I knew, through evidence analysis, that Santa wasn’t real in a singular way.   I let go of a lot of things, but that pipe-smoking, jolly, old … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Article #15: Talk To Me America

I’m an independent voter.    Sure I have leanings towards the liberal side, but I place more emphasis on the equality for all part of the Constitution and not so much … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Musings #34: Nonsensical Depiction of Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy (#amwriting)

As I continue to write in my book and developing my female lead, I have been more hyper aware lately of when I fall into writing my female into a … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · 12 Comments

Musings #33: Where is the Whimsy in Our Boys?

My daughter’s school is celebrating the last week  with a different dress theme every day.   This morning my silly girl happily put on a Hawaiian shirt,  big clip-on flowers in … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Feature #6: It Is Never Too Late To Feel Beautiful, or To Be Courageous (Perseverance)

I have posted a few times about my cousin Tracey who is 52 and has boldly put herself out there in various contests against much younger women.   You can catch … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

That’s Totally Random #19: Stupid Common Core Memes and Videos (Part 2)

I guess this video got under my skin more than usual (see part 1), so I decided to explain why it is important to be able to understand why this … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

That’s Totally Random #18: Stupid Common Core Memes and Videos (A Rant)

I am so sick of these common core memes and videos. Watch it: Common Core Video The person in the video is actually demonstrating  a simple concept.  Basic number sense.    … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

Article #13: Common Core Conundrum

I teach adults and for a time I tutored high school students.  It breaks my heart when I get students so beaten down and anxious that they’ve convinced themselves they … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 9 Comments

That’s Totally Random #17: Musical Confessions

I have a confession to make. I’m a closet K-pop fan. I’m not a fan girl.  It is just that I like some of the songs and I have heard … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reblog It #14: Are there more mass shootings now than in the past?

Originally posted on ZeeConomics:
Older people often like to think back to the “good ol’ days” when everything was better. In many cases this is merely the feeling of nostalgia…

October 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Article #12: Why Behavior Charts Haven’t Become Progressive Only More Colorful

I am not giving elementary school teachers a hard time; I am an educator myself, though the older student is my area.     I know that one teacher (who is lucky … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Article #11: Yeah, My Daughter Knows Where Her Clitoris Is And Doesn’t Say Vagina When She Means Vulva

I know someone must have cringed at the title there, and not because of its length.    The thought of a toddler or kindergartener knowing certain vocabulary sends a lot … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 11 Comments

Musings #20: Brain Games and the Tragic Forgetting of Small Children in Hot Cars

Think about all the times you’ve driven to work every day, sometimes for years, on the same route.  How many times have you arrived at work or at home at … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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