St. Nicholas Day Thoughts (not about st. nicholas but of parenting and such).

It’s the morning of our first real snow in Plumas County—though by midday it will be melting as it does in our new climate reality. Nothing holds forever. Nothing sticks. I am sitting in my former living room with my son who will go to work in a few hours and our remaining family cat, … More St. Nicholas Day Thoughts (not about st. nicholas but of parenting and such).

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

A New Year, A New Resistance and a Future Generation

Writer and editor China Martens has a kickstarter campaign going to fund a 2nd edition of “The Future Generation” –it’s a radical zine anthology on radical parenting and community. Martens co-edited last year’s phenomenal book of essays by revolutionary mothers. Now she’s bringing her 2007 zine anthology back to life. Consider helping out her kickstarter … More A New Year, A New Resistance and a Future Generation