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Etiquette and Ethics with Vaccines

Etiquette and Ethics with Vaccinations I read Kwame Anthony Appiah’s column for The New York Times addressing ethical questions for ordinary folks each week. I have questions about etiquette and ethics regarding Covid vaccinations. Yesterday, on the 3rd of July, … Continue reading

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Maude (2006-April 5, 2021): Your Head is in the Stars

Gray kitty. You blew into the neighborhood behind REI 15 years ago. Jennifer told me about you. Her neighbors “adopted you.” When I met you, I saw that their idea of adoption was leaving the garage door open a few … Continue reading

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Mikey — You Were Always an Angel

In 1985, Santa was good to me. I was 15 and received paisley pants, a v-neck sweater, and chunky long pearls to match my big bangs sprayed high with AquaNet. Dad and I visited Uncle Roy and Aunt Patty in … Continue reading

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Be the ONE to Give What Someone NEEDS

Close to Christmas time, my 5’4″ towered over Iris Durfee, the smiling squat Princess of Treasure Mountain Junior High School — a veteran teacher filled with creativity, passion, and love. Mrs. Durfee was a force in the classroom. Students learned … Continue reading

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Teaching the Greatest Generation

‘Disturbing’ lack of Holocaust knowledge in US popped up on my Facebook feed the other day. . I re-posted noting, “this is why we must continue to teach books like Night.” A mom, a friend, and a tremendous advocate of … Continue reading

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I’m a Teacher, A Teacher Teaches

As a fourth-year teacher teaching fourth graders, I was not prepared for the lockdown drills that followed the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. My pint-sized principal, Mrs. Ure in Orem, Utah, assured me that if someone came into … Continue reading

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Love You Bunches

When I choose my nail polish, I buy it because of the name, not the color. I own colors like “I’m not Really a Waitress,” “Do You Lilac It,” and, even “Exotic Birds Don’t Tweet,” not because they look good … Continue reading

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We Can Do Hard Things

We Can Do Hard Things In the beginning, I joked. I called it CORONA-cation. Years ago, we had SWINE-cation with the Swine Flu. The day Superintendent Timothy put Park City School District under quarantine, my principal and I drove to … Continue reading

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MOMversation about Men and Murder

MOMversation about Men and Murder or, Why I Should Date Women 29 June 2019 On Saturdays, mom visits Helen at Salon Enchante. Helen is renowned for her skill with thinning gray hair. No one can insert rollers and get someone … Continue reading

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In the School Parking Lot

Today, Monday, after school, my friend, my colleague was strapping her son into their Toyota minivan. I stopped. Friend: What are you going to do now? Me: I’m debating about going to Food Town. Friend: Don’t do that. Go home. … Continue reading

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