Care Package for Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

Poetry: Tuesday 9/11/01 by Lucille Cliftonthunder and lightning and our worldis another place     no dayRead more Song In My Head: Ashes of American Flags by Wilco  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O72cQZeTbxQ Art: Alex Ross’s 9-11: Sept. 11, 2001 Photo credit: nrm.org Quote: “Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to …

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A Must-Read for Educators, Parents & Pretty Much Everybody Else, Too

When everything is urgent, nothing is urgent, right?  Like, urgent becomes the new normal – like the past few months, for example – and it takes something truly electrifying to shock the system. On Saturday, July 25, 2020, exactly that sort of shock was zapped into the system by Brigid Nease, Superintendent of the Harwood …

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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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