Intervals (Daily/Weekly Life)

Where Are We Now?

Where Are We Now?

Much of the news cycle is following two tracks: Trump’s cabinet picks and the big question of “What happened?” in this election. I’ll get to the cabinet picks later, but that second question isn’t going to have a simple answer…

‘Til The 21st Century Lose

‘Til The 21st Century Lose

This week has crawled by. If I can be sure of anything, it’s that I’ve been shaken out of my complacency and so have many others. It’s been nice to talk to people and see the connections being made on…

Goodbye, Leonard Cohen

Goodbye, Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen died this week. I lost a spiritual guide. Cohen’s music came into my life at a strange time. I was struggling with leaving one relationship and starting another. I remember feeling lost. It was in that overlap, ending…

Signal To Noise

Signal To Noise

Like everyone else right now, I’m trying to process what’s happened. I feel profound sadness. I’m mournful for what was and fearful for what will be. There was much about a Hillary Clinton presidency from which I would have benefited;…

Sideways in Reverse

Sideways in Reverse

An objective we strive for on this blog is honesty and transparency; to share how we walk through our lives, what feelings and thoughts accompany us along the way, and which approaches we choose to embrace. For that to work,…

Teaching Discourse in the Year of the Donald

Teaching Discourse in the Year of the Donald

It’s the time of the summer that I have started to slowly turn my attention back to my classroom, making plans for the coming year and reviewing my curriculum.  As a social studies teacher, many of my objectives align with…

Settling In

Settling In

Now that I am gainfully employed at UConn, solving one large variable in my life, I’m at work recalculating the other parts. Although having switched out one unknown for a constant comes with a caveat, as my job is currently…