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Unwisely: Part 12

Among the last few continuations of this story. (I’m predicting maybe 13 or 14 parts in total.) Trigger warnings for relationship abuse and self-harm. It worked — as much as you can call it that — for a while. I

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Unwisely: Part 9

Yet another story continuation. Trigger warnings for relationship abuse and self harm. I want to say we didn’t ignore it. And technically, we didn’t. The first time we talked in person again, after that class, I said, “One good reason.”

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Teacher Secrets 11

Dear parents, administrators, school board members, and the community at large: I know you would like to see “teaching magic.” But what you think of as “magic” is always, ALWAYS either: Working through a series of meaningfully arranged yet decidedly

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Teacher Secrets 10

I recognize that for some of you, I am not your first best chance at a high school education: I am your last. And I take that very seriously.

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Thoughts on a Word: Potential

Adjective — Capable of being or becoming. Overheard from a coach coworker (probably not about me): “She has potential as a runner, but she might have to slim down and tone up her frame in order to actualize it.” Watched

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Obese Health Happens

I received an email today in what I think is a response to this post (maybe among others) from a couple of weeks ago. It reads: I don’t think it’s responsible to say that the only thing we can tell

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Unwisely: Part 5

Another continuation. Trigger warning for relationship violence and self harm. We didn’t get to see each other a whole lot oat first, so we wrote notes and letters and poems. We talked on the phone too sometimes, but that was

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