By: Adam Sutton, teacher and writer A few weeks back, Jim Mattis, unknowingly, delivered a blueprint for education reform. In talking with NPR’s Steve Inskeep about preparing for war, Mattis proclaimed, “we don’t study history in a way that we can apply it.” He’s right. We don’t educate students in public schools with an eye … Continue reading Jim Mattis: Education Savior?
By: Adam Sutton I wanted to write more, but I couldn’t motivate myself, or I didn’t have the confidence or something. Then, 11 months ago, I decided I’d try to create a community of writers devoted to people speaking honestly and openly about their interests. My goal was to find 30 people to join me … Continue reading End of the Line
By: Stephanie Rice Catherine of Aragon. The Infanta. Daughter of Spanish Queen Isabella, one of the most ruthless crusaders of all time, founder of the Spanish Inquisition. Catherine was betrothed as a child to one future king of England, only for him to die leaving her fate to marry another, King Henry the VIII. In … Continue reading Mothering Boys
By: C.M. Stephens I lost a necklace. It just disappeared. And it wasn’t just any necklace, it was a present from my sister-in-law. This necklace had tiny pink opal beads linked together in the shape of a y. It was wearable with almost anything, especially my drab black and white wardrobe that hasn’t changed since … Continue reading The Necklace
By: Anonymous I practiced grace this week—the unearned forgiveness. Free pass. The nod that said, "I know you cut me off in traffic. This is my smile and wave instead of my middle finger." I can't explain the difference it made. For me. I have no idea what it meant to strangers, my former spouse, … Continue reading Grace
By: H.A. Spinelli “...so I won’t be able to attend today’s meeting. I’ll get the notes from someone tomorrow.” My department chair gave me a puzzled look. I am a teacher who always attends meetings. I am always early, or at the very least, on time. I rarelymiss meetings or make plans on days when … Continue reading Epiphany
By: Robin The first thing you have to do in order to raise a family is find someone with whom to make a family. According to my 3 minutes of research, robins may or may not mate for life. It seems more like they get themselves in the family way with another robin who lives … Continue reading How to Raise Little Ones