Dreamin' for a Decade

You guys.I've been living in a city for nine years.Nine years.In 2005, I moved to Denver to chase my then-boyfriend (now-husband), who was finishing up college in the city.  I'd only ever lived in towns with a population under five thousand, and I convinced...

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Dreamin' for a Decade

You guys.I've been living in a city for nine years.Nine years.In 2005, I moved to Denver to chase my then-boyfriend (now-husband), who was finishing up college in the city.  I'd only ever lived in towns with a population under five thousand, and I convinced...

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Stay the Heck Out of my Classroom

If you haven't heard what's going on in one of our nation's largest school districts, you might want to start paying attention. In Jefferson County, Colorado, a storm is brewing, and it's a microcosm of the hurricane swallowing America. It's divisive at its core, and...

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Stay the Heck Out of my Classroom

If you haven't heard what's going on in one of our nation's largest school districts, you might want to start paying attention. In Jefferson County, Colorado, a storm is brewing, and it's a microcosm of the hurricane swallowing America. It's divisive at its core, and...

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Christianity is the Problem

World, we have a lot of problems.Sometimes I feel like an eighty year old watching the VMAs for the first time, shaking my head at the vulgarity, the cynicism, the anger that I see unfolding before me. But it's not because I'm watching Miley Cyrus twerk, and it's...

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To A Future Teacher

Dear Future Teacher,I am so happy to meet you.  Looking in your eyes, I see the same excitement and enthusiasm that I still have in mine.  You are ready to make a difference in the lives of young ones, to teach them how to think, how to problem-solve,...

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To A Future Teacher

Dear Future Teacher,I am so happy to meet you.  Looking in your eyes, I see the same excitement and enthusiasm that I still have in mine.  You are ready to make a difference in the lives of young ones, to teach them how to think, how to problem-solve,...

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A Life Complete

A Life Complete

"He lived a full life."I've heard this before, at funerals and in obituaries. Men who have gone through almost all of life's milestones - have checked them off like a list - can say they lived a 'full life'. We often do this in our society to make sure we have been...

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A Life Complete

A Life Complete

"He lived a full life."I've heard this before, at funerals and in obituaries. Men who have gone through almost all of life's milestones - have checked them off like a list - can say they lived a 'full life'. We often do this in our society to make sure we have been...

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