Category Archives: Youth

Spirit Day 2020

Spirit Day is a commemoration originally created to recognize the disproportionate levels of bullying and harassment of  LGBTQ youth. It is a time for people of all gender identities and orientations to unite against bullying. We recognize that regardless of … Continue reading

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Fail

We hate to fail. There’s a lot to unpack in that four-letter word. Of course we hate failing at something, we get physical responses like a pit in the stomach and blushing. We may receive social ridicule. There may be … Continue reading

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Conformity

Humans seem to prefer following others, specifically charismatic and colorful people. Much of society is made up of people who blindly go along with the crowd. This can be seen in group settings such as a school classroom discussion. The … Continue reading

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Pondering Nostalgia

I touched upon the life of a recently departed acquaintance a couple of weeks ago on this blog. One of his ironic quirks was that he had a dim view of nostalgia. Perhaps he had this attitude because of his … Continue reading

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Educate Yourself

A common meme on social media goes something like this: “Education is irrelevant. Who needs to know anything about polynomial equations?” It has become fashionable in some circles to deride education and specifically public education. Many of the complaints are … Continue reading

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Shoulda Coulda Woulda

I gladly obey the social distancing and mask wearing guidelines whenever I dare go shopping for necessities. I follow the one-way arrow stickers on the floor of the aisles, and I don’t dawdle or cause delays for fellow shoppers. Although … Continue reading

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Innocence

I stepped onto the front porch slab a few minutes before bedtime. The night time weather was unusually mild and pleasant for late June; especially since the afternoon had been quite windy. I visually surveyed the neighborhood and took in … Continue reading

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