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Lived Through This

Because I wish someone had warned me

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This Is Us

Social distance means we can no longer create shared memories by smelling the world — and each other

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This Is Us

The pursuit of a PhD from my urban vantage point

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A dark-skinned person with dreads dipping backward while dancing.
Illustration: Niege Borges


This Is Us

My conscience wouldn’t let me quit. But then the choice was made for me.

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A smiling teacher sitting on a small couch under a pile of students who are hugging them.
Photo courtesy of Shannon Brown


Past Is Prologue

Even before the pandemic, schools weren’t really doing their job

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A crumpled ball of blue paper against a solid pink background.
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Past Is Prologue

And how to undo decades of linguistic carnage

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Express Yourself

A simple drawing exercise to help you rediscover the meaning of perspective

A photo of poetic neon square light against a sunset sky.
A photo of poetic neon square light against a sunset sky.
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Fiction

All we had were rumors — and most of them had been started by me

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A sepia-tone mirrored image of someone’s eyeball.
Photo: Pascal/Flickr


Our teens need us right now. And we need them.

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A black and white picture of three high school grads walking down the school hallway wearing their grad gowns.
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What it really means when you tell yourself your students are ‘lazy’

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