Remembering Barbara Bush

Remembering Barbara Bush

Yesterday afternoon, I practically cheered when I heard the news that Barbara Bush's reported death had been “fake news”.  Then last night, I heard that the fake news had turned into real news, and was suddenly saddened for her family…but also for those of...
World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

Today, April 2nd 2018, is World Autism Awareness Day.  It matters a lot to me, because I have a son on the autism spectrum.  Doctors used to call his version “Asperger's Syndrome”, indicating a different level of autism, but the 2013 dropping of the term from the...
Easter 2018

Easter 2018

Every year, I give something up for or pledge to gain something during Lent.  This year, I didn't know what to give up since I was running for office and literally running pounds off.  Food wasn't important to me, no particular obsessions had priority…so I...
Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

“I long to hear that you have declared an independency — and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors.  Do not put...
Good Friday

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday.  As my students noted, it is a “good Friday, because there's no school.” In today's world, that's often how this special day gets treated.  It's actually listed as a bad weather make-up day in my district, so if we'd had...