My morning newsfeed consists of selected story types from selected publications. I then listen to one of my chosen radio stations in my car on my way to work and, if I don’t like what they’re saying, I have the option to switch to a prerecorded podcast on the topic (and perspective) of my choosing. IfContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Listen to Those You Disagree With”
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Why the First Reaction Is Often Not The Real Reaction
“What am I going to tell my mom?” were the first, shameful words out of my mouth when I learned my boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend was pregnant. I was 14. He was 16. We had only been dating a few weeks. I was still years away from being ready to be sexually active. He welcomed that becauseContinue reading “Why the First Reaction Is Often Not The Real Reaction”
Pin the Tail on the Victim
It’s rare that a news story makes me angry. But this one managed to get under my skin and infuriate me. A teacher in California has been fired after her abusive and threatening ex husband showed up at her school, violating his restraining order. The school was forced to go into lockdown until the exContinue reading “Pin the Tail on the Victim”
I Have Something in Common With Katy Perry???
I’m old. My students remind me of that every day when they discuss current actors and musicians and I find myself asking, “Who?” As a result of my advanced age and general ignorance of pop culture, I have been largely unaware of Katy Perry. I know her for her bras – there was that oneContinue reading “I Have Something in Common With Katy Perry???”