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Behind Frenemy Lines

I had a friend growing up whom I’d known since birth, as our mothers were close friends. She was a year older than me and she was always in my life until we became adults. 555 more words


Self-Defense, Verbal and Otherwise

For much of my life I had problems defending myself. Partly because I didn’t quite know how to and partly because when under pressure I would become paralyzed and/or mute. 1,036 more words

Adult Autism

Inspired by ADaPT: An Exploration of Topics to Explore

A Thought: Babies and young people remind us of our humanity.

Brenda Zimmerman: “We need those leaders who have the capacity to listen deeply, to understand those connections, to make those breakthrough ideas. 429 more words

Mean Girls

At the moment my class consists entirely of girls. This has been a very interesting dynamic to get used to after spending 7 years working in mixed-gender classes. 735 more words

Falling on big ears. I hear you.

I tell my sons to use their words, to say what they mean and to assert themselves.  It’s been a gradual process and over the years I’ve been surprised that my sons can speak their words. 1,342 more words


fighting on thru the unpleasant things

It is starting to feel like fall in our parched state that is ablaze in flame, and whose inhabitants cannot drive in rain.

The tween assumed I played the marching band CD from my alma mater because… 966 more words


Bait-and-Switch is a concept that I hear about all the time in respect to how things are advertised and how selling points/sales pitches work. The anime “School days” qualifies as a bait-and-switch based on the application of a first impression of happiness and harem being a front for nirvana contrary to how it plays out with pre-meditated murder and sexual promiscuity being consequential to the chilling effects of cheating in the context of relationships. 522 more words