The Youngest Female Aviator

It stands to reason that after teaching for so many years I would have the pleasure of seeing students grow up into amazing young adults who would approach the world with a ferociousness I could only be proud of. I find myself feeling a bit of maternal pride as I…

Duggarville

*****Trigger Warning***** My phone has been chiming from the moment news of a young teenaged Josh Duggar acting “inexcusably for which [he was] extremely sorry and deeply regret[ed]”. My Facebook notifications were flooding with tags to various news articles almost as quickly as texts from various people — all wanting to…

Mansplain all the things

While perusing Facebook not too long ago I noticed a friend’s posting regarding a late night host’s video in which he had doctors telling people how they really felt about parents who chose not to vaccinate. Regardless of my personal stance on vaccinations (do it), I thought the video was funny…

How the Culturally Illiterate Allows Rape Culture

*Contains what some might consider offensive language. I’ve written about rape culture before and actively discuss it online. I recognize that there will be no dramatic change in this arena if for no other reason than it is politically expedient for everyone involved to keep the conversation hostile. Yet, at…

cancellation

We are living  existing in daily contention, you and I, all of us together.  We all insist we opinions matter, speech is free, journalism matters, diversity is honored, and yet that isn’t really true.  In the last several days, days and days, arguments are erupting over gun rights, free speech,…