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For the Gorgeous Girls in a Less Than Beautiful World

I was recently looking over Amandla Sternberg’s tumblr page, because I wanted to learn a little more about her after her name keeps popping up in my facebook newsfeed thingy. For those of you who don’t know, she played Rue … Continue reading

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Poetry Written While Tired

I’m tired and in a funk, so here’s some poems. Again, I make no promises. Assume that they’re neither good nor terrible. Good A life like a long line of disappointments Darkness like the night sky Spread with stars glittering … Continue reading

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The Art of In-Between

I look at my daily, routine life as a series of small, incremental every-day adventures that pile up between bigger, more deliberate adventures.  I enjoy my daily life, but it’s really all about the special moments.  This week, I enjoyed … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned in 25 years.

Today is my 25th birthday, so I’m going to share some of the immense wisdom that I have gained over the past quarter century! 1. Don’t be a jerk.  Nobody likes jerks. 2. Stand up for yourself and others.  If … Continue reading

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Not to be Quiche-ay, but…

…I sometimes really love a good pun.  Or a bad pun, possibly, as my students might say.  Probably would say.  Kids are great but, damn, they can be mean!  I just worked 9 days in a row; last time I … Continue reading

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Animals of the Badlands

Continuing where Camping in the Badlands left off, and before the day we almost died, this post is about the furry little (big) beasties of the Badlands.  Not pictured are, well, a lot of animals because some were too fast, and … Continue reading

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The Day We Almost Died

Last week, my best friend and I went camping in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.  It was an amazing adventure, and I have so many pictures that I have decided to chronicle it in multiple posts.  The first post, counter-intuitively, … Continue reading

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Exposition

I am an empty eggshell, full of nothingness.  Emotions and desires come distantly if at all.  If you put me in the palm of your hand, you wouldn’t be able to crush me despite all your might, because stubbornly and … Continue reading

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Boy on a Bus

The city rolls past, block by dirty block, and people on errands carry on without even a glance my way.  This is the usual way home, on a usual day.  We pay our fare and take our seats side-by-side in … Continue reading

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Gifted and Talented

This could easily turn into a long rant, but I don’t think it needs to.  Let me try to say this clearly, and concisely: Telling students that they are “Gifted and Talented” does them an incredible disservice.  All students are … Continue reading

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