An Unsolicited Commencement Address To the Graduating Class of 2020

To the Graduating Class of 2020,I’m not here to waste your time, so let’s not beat around the bush.  This sucks. You’re not graduating from high school in the way you’ve spent the last dozen or so years anticipating. You’re not seated in an auditorium, gym, or park, your family, friends, and community crowded around …

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Thank You: An Open Letter To Educators Retiring During the Global Pandemic

Dear Retiring Educators,This is difficult to write because, well, a lot of things are difficult right now. We’re all confronting situations we never imagined would happen in our lifetimes, and every day brings a new challenge. Milestones and plans fall to the wayside like hay chaff blown by a gust of hot, summertime wind. And …

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