Like for many people, my emotions have been a roller-coaster over the last few weeks.
I’ve been outraged by the disproportionate number of black Americans dying from covid-19. I’ve been outraged by the murder of George Floyd. I’ve been outraged by people like my own dentist who said, “They shouldn’t go around destroying businesses just because a cop made a mistake.” I’ve been outraged by the callousness and ignorance so deeply embedded in American society.
Continue reading “Call Me Out On My Bias”
Several days ago, one of the most incredible women I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing passed away. Cindy had a sharp wit, big personality, and boundless love for those around her. Losing her was and is painful. Especially now, grieving is hard.
“What do I do?”
I’ve been imagining how Cindy would’ve answered that question.
Continue reading “When You Can’t Hug People, Hug Trees”
I want to go forward to better. Do you?
Like many of us, I’ve been reflecting more and more on our way of life over the past few months. There’s no two ways about it: we’ve scarred this Earth, time and time again, even at our own expense.
Recently, there’ve been promising signs of change. We’ve been seeing headlines about clearer views of landscapes from lower levels of air pollution and ooh-and-ah-dorable wildlife where it hasn’t been spotted for decades. Sadly, these happenings aren’t due to a shift in society’s values (yet). Rather, they’re the result of undesirable and temporary compromises in our lifestyle. We’ve had a much more passive presence in the natural world but, for real, sustainable change, we need to be active about conservation and preservation.
Continue reading “I Don’t Want To Go Back To “Normal””
“Social distancing is an infringement on my rights.”
I respectfully and strongly disagree. Here’s why…
Continue reading “My Freedom Hasn’t Been Taken Away”
About a month ago, a friend of mine sent me a video of him sledding down a nearby mountain. As a snowboard instructor, he sped smoothly down, drawing a curved path in the snow as he and his buddies raced to the bottom. It looked like wicked fun. Yesterday, I found out for myself.
Continue reading “March Mountain Madness”
If you asked me what the best part of my job is, I would say, “Connecting with my students as people.” It’s something I not only enjoy but also take seriously, especially when it comes to young students.
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