Category Archives: politics

A tiny, tiny moment

I got the rare and soul-saving pleasure of witnessing a student wake up to something the other day. I’m doing a unit on trade with 7th grade at the moment. This is following study of different religions, different climates and resources, … Continue reading

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How did we get here?

2003: I am 16, President Bush has declared war on Iraq. I am half-American, going to school in Brasil. Hallways are full of teenagers talking about BLOOD FOR OIL We sit at bars, teenaged mimicry of adulthood Drinking beer and whisky … Continue reading

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"There aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world."

A great fallacy of people seems to be that we never grow up, but believe that everyone around us has. “I’m going to tell you something important. Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and … Continue reading

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