Now that the whole Duck Dynasty fiasco has had its 15 minutes, I feel like it’s sort of a good time to say that maybe a lot of people out there have no fucking clue what the 1st Amendment guarantees citizens of the US. I can’t tell you how many […]
Kids These Days
[nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] How many times have you heard it? Kids these days are so disrespectful. Kids these days are too entitled. Kids these days are just self-absorbed brats. Too many times, I’m guessing. Are kids these days disrespectful? Of course they are. Just as disrespectful as our generation […]
20 Things Teachers Love To Hear You Say
There are a lot of things teachers don’t want to hear their students say. Like anything involving an insult or the 4,768th question about whether we can just do nothing today. But there are a few things that get us teachers going and that pretty much light up even the […]
Signs You Went to Michigan State: The Follow-Up
So many people read and contributed to my original post, Signs You Went to Michigan State University at the Turn of the Century (Thanks for that! It was so fun to see.), that I thought I’d take one reader up on her suggestion to write a follow-up post including all […]
WAHMs and SAHMS and WOHMs, Oh My!
[nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] A long while ago, Matt Walsh published a piece titled “You’re a stay-at-home mom? What do you DO all day?”. I saw it pop up at least a dozen times in my Facebook newsfeed back when it was first published, and that’s only the ones that were […]
9/11: To Our Children, It’s a Day Like Any Other, But to Us? It’s Monumental.
I remember while I was growing up, my parents and other adults would tirelessly recount where they were and what they were doing the day John F. Kennedy was shot. My mom was just a kid when it happened, but that didn’t lessen the impact of that day on her […]
Teachers: You Are Worth Far More Than They Say
A friend of mine recently tweeted me the link to a blog post titled Why Teaching Is So Doggone Hard. I loved it. I loved it so much, I reread it — TWICE. Teaching is so doggone hard, after all, and no one knows that like a fellow teacher. What […]
What The Defense of Marriage Act Strike Down Means for Heterosexual Me
It means nothing. And everything. It means nothing because by striking down the Act, the Supreme Court has changed exactly nothing about my life. My marriage is not impacted. Federally recognizing gay marriage and the benefits that accompany it does not make my marriage any better or any worse. Our […]