This is my declaration of war on negativity. Bang. Bang.
What do I mean by a war on negativity? Where is this war taking place? How am I going to do this? When I say a war on negativity, I’m talking about a contagious gloom, about a poisoning of rooms with bad attitudes, about […]
That they exist. World, thumb, others. That I am going to fight them. That I have been fighting them. That I am going to announce more specifically which ones I am talking about, and my proposed battle plans.
War rhetoric is everywhere. And the world is full of wars, literal and figurative. Much has […]
Note: I wrote this 2/16/13 and just found it at the bottom of a word document. I may have sent it to a newspaper with the idea of it being a guest column. I don’t remember. This was a few months after the Sandy Hook shooting. I don’t remember if I actually sent it.
Jon Stewart closed his last show with a plea: If you smell something, say something.
I am a listener, a reader, a watcher. I don’t tend to interrupt others, or barge into conversations. As a teacher, a sometimes weakness I have is that I listen too much, too long, and don’t stop kids from telling […]
This summer I cracked a toilet seat by sitting on it. This event caused me to start exercising, that led to jogging, that led to losing weight, that led to participating in a 5K last weekend. (I didn’t walk or throw up.) Without cracking that toilet seat, and looking up my BMI, and feeling chunky […]
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