Remembering the Why

 When you’ve taught at the same community college for 11 years you often wonder after your students graduate, did I make a difference? I mean it’s one thing to meet the student learning outcomes, but it’s quite another to instill the idea of life long learning and it’s also difficult but so necessary at the … More Remembering the Why

#DearProfessorFord

I originally wrote this on my FB page but thought it was worth repeating and expanding here.  Trigger Warning: Here’s the thing. You don’t forget being attacked. You remember every last physical detail –not the date, not whose house. You remember the smell of his hair and his sweat. You remember it down to what … More #DearProfessorFord

The Choices We Make

Which part is choice? Which part is destiny?  Which part is inevitable?  What do we own? What do we deny? The cock crows three times. Somewhere right now my sister is blaming me for everything that ever went wrong in her life. Somewhere my fiancee’s ex is spreading lies. there are no angels; there are … More The Choices We Make

On Working

Normally, I err on the side of women. I vote on the side of the most down trodden. I believe the oppressed over the oppressors reflexively. I look around at friends who are passionate about a subject and often will–if it is their area of expertise and not mine, default to their judgement on an … More On Working