Archive | August, 2014


A New School Year Means Hope

More than once, in the last few weeks, I’ve found myself thinking: “What am I, ten?” I am excited for this school year in ways I haven’t always been before. I’m not certain, but I think it’s because I’m more prepared than ever. For the third year in a row, I’ll be teaching the same […]

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America: We Have a Lot to Learn

After watching events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri for the last several days, one truth is clear: We don’t know one another. We, Americans in general, live knowing very little about those who are different from ourselves. We are clannish, tribal, and we cross the boundaries to learn about others far too rarely. In Ferguson, Missouri, […]

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The August Mystery

There’s something about the month of August. I don’t know if it’s personal to me or if it’s inherent in August. But there’s something magical about this month. For those of us who live on the American school calendar, it marks both the end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new school year. […]

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