I’ve felt my age a lot this year. It goes beyond the pain in my arthritic knees or other physical foibles brought on by age. Every day I discover something I thought was solid has turned to liquid and I’m drowning in uncertainty. The words of the late Joan Didion haunt me; in the prefaceContinue reading “Meekly, I wade into middle-age melancholia”
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Drake women’s hoops great will fight brain cancer to the final whistle
A black-and-white picture hangs in my living room. The photo is almost 25 years old now. A student photographer took the picture at media day for the Drake women’s basketball team in 1996. We took a standard team photo, with everyone in rows and serious. For fun, I suggested they pose like it was forContinue reading “Drake women’s hoops great will fight brain cancer to the final whistle”
Sick again? Can this new teacher catch a break instead of a virus?
My education career started sickly. First full week with students? COVID-19. Mandatory five-day quarantine. Fine. Back to work. I’m the teacher. I’m a learner. Things I’ve learned so far. I can make what I think is an eloquent point about Albert Einstein and people’s desire to make fun of other’s mistakes and I am mostContinue reading “Sick again? Can this new teacher catch a break instead of a virus?”