July 2012 Archives

Color-ado, a color of red Red for the senseless blood that was shed Red for the rage of a twisted mind So lost So dark So cruel, unkind Color this state in all shades of red For the critically injured mom unaware her child is dead For the young handsome lovers So young So brave Shielding their women though seeing their grave Color-ado, a mountainous red Tears thick like blood, no words to be said Hearts beat heavy as stones Questions Nightmares Won't leave survivors alone Color Colorado red Then stripe it white, wrap it blue United in a blanket ...


Last year during a staff professional development, we played a fun little game called Would You Rather? A moderator asked a series of ridiculous questions and the staff had to choose between two distasteful options, indicating our choice by moving to either side of the room. Let's play a few rounds! Would you rather ... Live without floss OR a toothbrush? Live without soap OR toilet paper? Live in a house with mice OR roaches? The game was hilarious and disgusting. It broke the ice, getting unlikely personalities to talk to each other. But lately I've been feeling like public school ...


My summer break started just a week ago. As a charter school teacher, I work all year round. Our summer break started after Independence Day and I'm back to work in mid-August. Yes, I'm at work when the dog days of summer first start barking, and I'm back to work long before those dogs have a chance to calm down. But my school's unique calendar also meant that both my winter and spring breaks were three weeks long. This allowed me to spend two weeks in Africa last March with one week to spare at home. Many of my colleagues ...


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