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?”

When the pain doesn’t go away

If the opioid crisis has taught us anything as humans — and there is no guarantee that it has — it’s that we need to manage pain rather than try to eliminate it. I have osteoarthritis in both my knees. I tore the meniscus in my left knee more than a year ago. I’ve notContinue reading “When the pain doesn’t go away”

A throughly restless spring break

One day, hopefully soon, I will write an update and it will be lovely. I’ll talk about my new teaching job and how I’m looking forward to it. I’ll go on about how well my arthritic knees are responding to aquatic therapy. I might have even lost a few pounds. Surely my mental health willContinue reading “A throughly restless spring break”