Significant events divide my timeline. Life after marriage- “So I have TWO families!” Life after son is born- “So my world happily revolves around THIS son.” Life after divorce- “So THAT’S who I used to be.” Life after meeting Significant Other - “So my world DIDN’T end!” Life after retiring from teaching - “So I… Continue reading Adventures in Writing: From Teaching to Writing to Zooming Teaching and Writing
First graders LOVE their teacher. I’m a teacher, but a substitute teacher, not THEIR teacher. For first graders there is NO substitute for their teacher. Skeptical eyes surveyed me. To their credit, they withheld judgment. They weren’t overly critical when I failed to pause by the tiled area in front of the office on the… Continue reading First Grade Bingo
Columbus must have had a better press agent than the others, because I don’t recall Lief Erikson at all in the third grade geography books Sister Edna used at Chicago Southside’s St. Florian’s Grammar School. Lief Erikson, Viking America Discoverer Runner-up . (Not As Important As Father Kulinski.) If Lief didn’t make it to print… Continue reading Thank You, Christopher Or Zheng Or Lief Or Brendan!
Hugh Hefner died last week at the age of 91. No one can claim that his longevity was due to clean living. He exploited women in his publication (Yeah, I heard about reading Playboy for the articles. Tell me another one.) and in his private life. I cut my feminist teeth on MS magazine, hung… Continue reading Chalk One Up (And Only One) For Hugh Hefner