Normally my Wednesday posts are politically and specifically prison reform focused, but this week was so eventful for my life that I needed to push those back so that I could share the news! Henry and I finally adopted a dog. We have both grown up with some of the best family dogs out there. … More My New Pup: Luna the Lowrider
We have been in Louisville just one month, and right on time, about a week ago, my homesickness for Wisconsin began to set in. I knew it would come in about that time because that was about the time into my backpacking trip that I started to feel particularly homesick (check out the Vienna post … More Homesickness
When I tell people that I am an activist for prison reform, an ally to those connected to the corrections system, the reactions differ wildly. Many are based on their on histories – why would I support want to support people, make their lives better, when they have ruined or even ended other peoples’? Others … More Mission Statement for Corrections
My mom always disagreed when I claimed that I was an introvert, and moving to a new city has certainly brought that part of my identity into question. As I’m on my own for good chunks of time, I’ve had to navigate wanting to stay in the comfort of my apartment with my absolute need … More A Nervous Extrovert’s Reflection on Moving to a New City
Everyone who knows me knows that the reason I am a teacher is because of my attachment to fictional characters, especially fictional depictions of teachers. I watched and read The Little House on the Prairie series growing up, same with Anne of Green Gables. Their influence and what I told my high school counselor was … More The Future of Education is Me!