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March 3, 2018

I don’t want metal detectors, or armed security guards. 

I don’t want resource officers. 

I don’t want schools that are impenetrable, schools that feel more and more like prisons (they already have a lot of similarities). 

I don’t want to work in a place that is surrounde...

Well here it is -- the end of summer. Tomorrow  many of us report back to school for a day-long workshop on mental health. Then, next week, all teachers all week; the week after, the real reason we do what we do -- the kids. 

Here are the books I read --

 Of co...

Hello, everyone. Here I am, at my new blogging site. I hope you like it. I think it looks great -- and I'm still getting used to the set up here. But I wanted to get started and write about what it's like to have a book out! 

How crazy is THAT?

Those words -- have a book...

December 26, 2016

It's the day after Christmas, and I'm alone in the house, drinking coffee, kitties sleeping nearby. It has been a most wonderful Christmas, maybe the best one ever (though full disclosure-- I might say that every year) -- but right now, this is a truth. I am full and b...

Some version of this has been rolling around in my head all day. I have never felt so despondent in my life. We've been through the Reagan years and all the resulting deaths because of his blatant disregard for the lives of gay men and his (non) policies around the HIV...

Hey all --

Here's a link to part II of the guest blog I wrote for the summer seminar series of RETHINKING AMERICA, a fabulous blog for anyone interested in American History and/or current politics. This summer's seminar offers a close reading of the Declaration of Indep...

Hello everyone!


I'm including here a link to a guest blog I wrote for a friend and former colleague -- a history teacher who has put together a project for his students. He wants them to look closely at a text-- really closely--and as part of that project, he contacted...

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