Work is not a Marriage

It wasn’t the first time my faith had wavered, but her death was the last straw. I had lived there for almost twelve years. I had grown up there: seen my first snowflake, kissed my first boy, ridden on my first EL. In twelve years’ time I hadn’t crafted the kind of life I’d imagined, … Continue reading Work is not a Marriage

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Should You Teach for America? (We Didn’t Start the Fire)

A few years ago I had a bad first date with a youth pastor. He offered to pick me up around 7pm so we could have dinner on the other side of town by 7:30pm. Around 9:30pm he arrived without an apology or an acknowledgment of his lateness. The restaurant was closed when we got … Continue reading Should You Teach for America? (We Didn’t Start the Fire)

College Isn’t the Answer (Back to the Basics): Part 3 of 3

I'm from Houston originally, but I don't know much of the city. When I moved back in February, I purposely drove on familiar roads so that I could get re-acclimated. On one particular street I noticed a common, exasperating trend. The driver in front of me would put on his LEFT turn signal, then slowly … Continue reading College Isn’t the Answer (Back to the Basics): Part 3 of 3

College Isn’t the Answer (A Seat at the Table): Part 2 of 3

A few years ago I attended the wedding of a very dear friend. I was living out-of-state at the time, but I was excited to make the trip and even more excited to reconnect with old friends. It was an important wedding for me, one that felt deeply personal and significant. For more years that … Continue reading College Isn’t the Answer (A Seat at the Table): Part 2 of 3

College Isn’t the Answer: Part 1 of 3

A few weeks ago I was told to attend an event to share information about my employer’s programs and services. There would only be about 15 guests in attendance and general announcements would be made by all. I spent some time researching the venue and reached out to the coordinator. When I arrived, I was … Continue reading College Isn’t the Answer: Part 1 of 3