Happy Birthday, Grief

Happy Birthday, Grief Grief is trying to sneak up on me again, but I’m ready for her. In less than a week, October will be over. October is the birthday month for me and both of my parents, who were born on the same day, two years apart. Destiny, I guess. I find...

Where are you from and why it matters

Where are you from? and why it matters In my ESL class, I have students from Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Argentina, Pakistan, Croatia, Russia, and Mexico. “Where are you from?” is one of the first questions we ask when...

What I learned in Cuba

What I learned in Cuba I am writing this blog from a park bench in Cuba. (Of course, I can’t send it from here. I can barely get out texts to my kids.) I don’t know why, but I had anticipated a Hollywood-esque kind of Cuba, like a snapshot from black-and-white...

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