Anniversary

It’s been a year since my school district sent us home because we’d had our first case of Covid-19 at a campus. One of the last things I did in the classroom in person with my English seniors was watch the movie I Am Not Your Negro as part of the James Baldwin unit. It… Continue reading Anniversary

Whispering Is Dangerous In A Pandemic

"Whispers..." by Flickr user micadew, (CC BY-SA 2.0)

I miss visiting friends. Yes, I can visit friends in a socially distanced way. I occasionally have lunch with a co-worker outside, sitting 10 feet apart. Or take a socially distanced walk with a friend. I am grateful for the outdoors and the mild winter weather in Houston. I miss the hushed conversations. I miss… Continue reading Whispering Is Dangerous In A Pandemic

When Work Feels Heavy And You Keep Hitting The Snooze Button

"Feeling" by Ali Sabbagh, in the public domain

Well, it’s here: 2021. Hope is here, and so is a Covid vaccine, but I am also cautious and don’t want to get my hopes up. Work started three weeks ago. It’s hard to look forward to work, as a teacher. A lot feels pretty pointless nowadays. Somedays I wonder, why do we go to… Continue reading When Work Feels Heavy And You Keep Hitting The Snooze Button