But I digress. K stood out to me. He wasn’t the typical boy. He didn’t just like girls because they were “hot” and he didn’t try to be anything he wasn’t. He was kind. He was smart and funny. Witty. He reminded me of my friend S growing up, that had moved away (there is a blog entry about him, too). We worked together in high school, as well, and he dated my friends. We were buds. We laughed. We cried. We dreamed. We pondered.
He was sensitive too, like me. Caring. Empathetic. Wise. An Old Soul. A lover of art and beauty. A charismatic leader and quite the charmer. A gifted athlete and cherished family member. He and I related in many ways (minus the sports things…)
And he was much more confident about it, than I! I admired him, so. I still do 🙂 Continue reading Why do bad things happen to good people? Especially around the holidays?(I think I finally know).
I don’t know why it’s a dirty thing to be a progressive. I don’t know why I should feel shame in being passionate and caring about those that are less fortunate than I. Because I am very fortunate. I’m aware of what my skin color means for me. What my education means for me. What my ability to have an education means for me. Continue reading When Being an Idealist is No Longer Enough (Reflections on the 2016 Election)
We were divine. My family was on the corner in the green house. S was next door. His mom was friends with my dad. They smoked many cigarettes and talked across the fence all the time. I loved his mom, … Continue reading The Front Street Crew. (My friend “S” and our plan to rule the world…ish).
Update: 11/15/16 Angie is VERY brave. VERY kind. VERY wise. VERY determined. 🙂 Original: 10/24/16 She is brave. She is kind. She is Wise. She is Determined. She is Angie. And we love her so. But first, a … Continue reading My Friend Angie
But Before I give it to him: a story. I was subbing for another teacher last week and we were discussing current events, per his lesson plan (fellow Social Studies RockStar!) I have long said how much I love the … Continue reading I Owe Donald Trump A Thank You
She really ain’t that bad kiddos! If you can get behind Bernie, Hillary should not be this difficult of a transition. Keep in mind Bernie had no real chance of securing the nom. Let me repeat that. He was never … Continue reading Talkin Bout My Generation: A Plea for your Vote. Yes, for HER. (Bonus Boomer View at the End)