Furbaby Grief

When I tell you my shadow is gone, what I really mean is I have lost my light.    From the moment I found her, she was my shadow and my light. She was standing on the side of the road in a snow storm. I pulled over and approached slowly, not wanting to scare … Continue reading Furbaby Grief

The Daily Grind, In Life in Classrooms – Reflection on P. Jackson’s Article

On page 6 The daily grind, in Life in Classrooms, author P. Jackson discussed the fuss elementary teachers make about classroom decorations and bulletin boards. I want to concentrate on the subtle gender stereotypes at play here. I had a chance to substitute in classrooms at every grade level for teachers of either gender. I … Continue reading The Daily Grind, In Life in Classrooms – Reflection on P. Jackson’s Article

Rural Schooling in Mobile Modernity: Returning to the Places I’ve Been – Review of Michael Corbett’s Article

As a teacher who has taught exclusively in rural locations, I found Michael Corbett’s journal article published in the Journal of Research in Rural Education deeply relatable. A person does not have to be a social scientist or doctoral level academic to observe how rural and urban residents are divided into social, economic, cultural and … Continue reading Rural Schooling in Mobile Modernity: Returning to the Places I’ve Been – Review of Michael Corbett’s Article

Journey Towards Wisdom: Narrative Shards That Have Impacted My Life

I am autistic. You may also use neurodivergent or neurodiverse. I will not accept 'person with autism' or 'Aspergian' as descriptors. The latter is unacceptable because of the man—a Nazi collaborator who selected the children he deemed physiologically acceptable to protect within his study while the others were sent to die. In regards to the … Continue reading Journey Towards Wisdom: Narrative Shards That Have Impacted My Life

No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein – A Review

In No Logo (2000) Naomi Klein confronted the issue of multinational corporations undermining democracy. She followed-up this book with The Shock Doctrine (2008), a groundbreaking book about how major social shocks are used to push through neoliberal economic agendas. As the world reeled in the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 election, Naomi Klein dived back … Continue reading No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein – A Review