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we’re living history, but will we learn from it?

as a world history teacher, i have often wondered what it’s like to live through major historical events. i like to look at historical pictures, videos, or even paintings and try to put myself in their shoes. but it’s difficult because i don’t have those big experiences to draw from. the only thing i can… Continue reading we’re living history, but will we learn from it?

healthy living · on my soapbox · personal life

those winter blues…

every december, i have a rough time.  it usually lasts about 4-7 days.  i don’t know i’m in it until i’m in the middle, when it builds crashes into me.  but once i actually realize it, i can pull myself out. two years ago, it happened during and right after Christmas. last year, it hit… Continue reading those winter blues…

'merica · on my soapbox

we live in uncomfortable times. 

“they” say never to discuss politics or religion in mixed company. …but those are my favorite subjects! so needless to say, the past month has been weird. the best word to describe it is uncomfortable. i’ve had conversations with friends and family that left me feeling icky or squirmy.  i’ve had to tell myself to… Continue reading we live in uncomfortable times. 

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1•27 | high five for friday!

…one…   i’m having a nephew!  (is that how you say it??  do i say i’m expecting a nephew?  this is weird.)  anyway…my sister is having a little boy!  my very first nephew.  so exciting!  wait…what do i do with a little boy?  i had sisters.  i have no idea what i’m doing.  this is… Continue reading 1•27 | high five for friday!

'merica · on my soapbox

my favorite images from the national women’s march

i think there was a lot of confusion about the women’s march. it wasn’t about trump. it was about society at large. it was about saying: don’t tell me to be quiet, listen to me, and i’m not going away. i’m paying close attention. we’ve come a long way, and we’re not going backwards. 

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1•20 | high five for friday!

…one…   it’s easy to just post something on MLK day and move on, but if you really listen to his words, they’re so applicable to today even forty years later.   ….two…   i saw “hidden figures” on MLK day.  it seemed fitting.  and what a great movie!!  i loved it!  it was so… Continue reading 1•20 | high five for friday!

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1•13 | high five for friday!

…one…   yes, you’re in the right place…  my blog got a facelift!  each year in january, i redesign it.  this is my favorite one yet! ….two…   president obama said his goodbyes this week.  and i was crying.  then he gave vice prez joe the presidential metal of freedom.  and when joe cries, everyone… Continue reading 1•13 | high five for friday!