From Outrage to Reform: On Race, Power, and Privilege (and sometimes love)

"Don't take this the wrong way," she looked up at me quizzically, "but what is your blog actually ABOUT? It kinda seems all over the place. From outrage to reform?" she laughed nervously. I smiled. On Comedy Central, there's a sketch by Key and Peele that I absolutely love. "Luther" as we call him, is a living, … Continue reading From Outrage to Reform: On Race, Power, and Privilege (and sometimes love)

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What Does The Fox Say? (Finding Joy)

Whenever I teach or tutor, I like to over prepare because working with children can be unpredictable. Lessons I thought might take five minutes can take fifteen. Projects I thought might last the whole period, take half the time. The more experienced I've grown as a teacher, the better I've become at adapting to unexpected … Continue reading What Does The Fox Say? (Finding Joy)

Finding Joy

The answer to every problem, both the ones I imagine and the ones that are real, is information. The greater its depth and breadth, the more equipped we are to find a solution. The more equipped we are to cut our losses, change our minds, or grieve. We are less anxious. We are self-assured. We have all that we need to be happy: information.

Day 3, Week 7: Between the World & Me

We called him Sweatpants because he showed up to the New Faculty Orientation in a hoodie. All the other staff came in suits and blazers, casket-sharp. He came in skinny-legged sweats and some ol' school Adidas. I was attracted to him, but tried not to show it. He seemed arrogant, worse than that: smug. The … Continue reading Day 3, Week 7: Between the World & Me