The kids are alright

While walking over to the bike shop to pick up my bicycle after getting a little tender loving care after months of winter wear, I got to thinking about the fact that what I was doing was kind of rare. So I started thinking about how we’re in the middle of an obesity epidemic in […]

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Tamir Rice in an English class

I’m currently in the midst of a two-week substitute teaching job in an English Literature class, talking to high school juniors and seniors about the finer points of William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker” and Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” respectively. And before the teacher took his temporary leave, he had also handed out a […]

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Gettin’ scientific smarter

I’m a substitute teacher, and today I’m in a middle school science class. The only problem, the teacher, who called in early this morning, obviously wasn’t planning on not being here, and therefore there is a not-so-curious lack of lesson plans for me to work with today. Anyone who substitute teaches with any regularity will […]

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