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Planning in the Time of Covid

When I said last week that there was nothing to be gained by worrying, I meant it. The rational and logical parts of my brain stand...

Worth Worrying

It’s easy to think that going back to school within this pandemic is something worth worrying about. It’s harder to pinpoint exactly what...

Please Do The Impossible

Let’s productively discuss the impossible. I know that sounds a bit like an oxymoron, but if there was ever a time for thinking outside...

All About Family

Sometimes thinking about family feels a little like thinking about the Grand Canyon, it’s almost too big and vast and deep to comprehend....

Sleep Deprivation is Torture

Not sleeping makes it hard to enjoy just about anything. It makes it hard to carry on a conversation and it definitely makes it hard to...

Too Complicated

There are lots of crazy things about being human. I really think that we are the most bizarre of all the animals in the world. I mean,...

Shut Up and Listen

It’s Monday and usually I would have a whole 24 more hours before I would start to feel panicked because my blog has four beginnings, but...

Making Space

After spending the morning decluttering my classroom, I think I can safely say that my class is now less cluttered than my mind. I need...

Nothing to go on

I don’t want to write this blog today. I don’t want to write about the head games that the provincial government is playing with the...

The Cost of Kindness

Kindness, connection, racism, hate are the words that have been chasing each other around in my mind. I think they hold the answer to why...

The Fragile Gift

When does meaning come into a moment? Is meaning measured by the content of our words, or the level of our presence? It’s so easy to see...

So, How Does It End?

This is the fifth blog beginning for this week. Somehow, I just can’t get my words together. I know what I want to say, but it feels so...

This is Not a Rant

I have a headache, I haven’t slept much in the last month and I don’t know how to write this blog so that it isn’t just a whining rant. I...

Too Many Things

Have you noticed that sometimes there are too many things to fit into a day? Too many thoughts to fit into your head? Too many...

Who Are You?

Imposter syndrome is a thing. It’s not just a thing for people who suck and wish they were awesome. It’s a thing that makes everyone...

Joy is Contagious

Can you imagine if someone had told you at Christmas time, that by the time spring came we would be living in fear-based suspended...

What is a School?

Have I mentioned that I hate trying to teach on-line? Mentioned that everyday feels like a failure? If you think that I am posting daily...

You Can Say No

Once upon a time people talked with each other in the streets. Friends met and hugged and shared tea and cookies. People held...

Fighting Reality

I had an epiphany on the weekend. I can’t remember exactly what I was doing, but I think I had just read something sad. Something sad and...

When It's Too Much

I hate today. It’s been one stupid thing after another and I am done. I don’t want to do anything. This new world is insane and I’m tired...