Tuesday, December 12, 2017


With everything going on in Washington, D.C. recently, I didn’t really put much thought into a women’s march. At first I thought it was just a bunch of people joining together to protest Donald Trump, but I chalked that up...
There was another mass shooting. Actually, if we’re nitpicking, there have been a total of 16 mass shootings in the United States in the less-than-three short weeks of 2017. Sixteen. Think about that. The one I’m referring to is the...
This is the last one, I promise – just let me get it out of my system. Do you remember when Bill Clinton got caught having an affair and was impeached? I remember it well. The entire world was completely...
A few days ago, I decided to begin the new year by quitting Facebook – deleting my profile, deleting the app from my phone, the works. My husband quickly reminded me that not only would I not be able to...
Everyone does Christmas differently. At our house, the kids go to bed Christmas Eve without a single present under the tree. Then, when they wake up at an ungodly hour, they come barreling down the stairs to see that Santa...
Have you ever heard of Sisyphus? He’s a poor sap from Greek mythology who was condemned to a life of rolling a boulder up a hill almost to the top, only to have it come rolling down again. The term...
I am not a teacher, I’m not married to a teacher, neither of my parents are teachers, and the closest ties I have to teachers are some extended family members and friends. So I don’t speak for them and...
Raise your hand if you still have a landline. It may seem like a silly question, but the number of people trading their home phone line to rely solely on their cell phone, is growing every day, it seems. As...
To Stephen McNeil: I’m pretty fed up, so let’s just get right to it. We all get that your script says for you to repeat the phrase “we continue to invest in classrooms.” We get it. Every single question someone asks...
I sit here still incredulous. Somehow, impossibly, contrary to every prediction I have made over the past 18 months, contrary to almost every poll and survey and projection available, Donald Trump became the newpresident-elect of the United States. I have no...
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