Tag Archives: tears

DP Challenge: Starting Over-Part Two

In his own words: Escape, a college essay My tattoos mean a lot of different things: honor, respect, pride, acceptance, and fame. When I was growing up they meant all of the above, but mostly they symbolized escape for me. … Continue reading

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I Wish It Were As Simple As Changing a Diaper

The sadness gets to be too much.  I wish it were a simple fix. If my four-month-old is sad, I change her diaper and give her a smile. She lights up–everything. For a moment I forget, but as she goes … Continue reading

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Dear Child

I wrote this post to no one’s child in particular, but in response to what I’ve observed in general. I wrote it for my own catharsis, not theirs.  My students are like the  jagged quartz rocks I used to collect … Continue reading

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