A Letter to my younger self clearing some stuff up

Hey there you mopey dipshit, I’m writing to you from 10 years in the future, long after you’ve stopped listening to My Chemical Romance because you can’t articulate your feelings and right after you’ve started listening to them again because now you can. There’s a lot we should talk about, starting with some feelings you’ve …

The Weird Teacher

Everyone I know has had a weird teacher. It seems like an unfortunate experience we all share as some kind of uncomfortable rite of passage. The weird teacher isn’t the one who sometimes tells bad jokes or occasionally smells a little of garlic. They’re the one that brings in a plate of brownies with bites …

Writing and Eating Frogs

I’m an English teacher so I don’t have to justify wanting to write about writing; that’s nice because I really didn’t like the paragraph I had for just that purpose. It was boring and reminded me of dull sample teaching philosophies that I read when I was applying for jobs. They used phrases like “transferable …