Here, Lizard, Lizard!

Guess what, y’all? I moved to FLORIDA! I can hardly believe it myself. This is my current life right now: But what I really want to do is play! Do all the Florida things.  It’s probably a good thing that we are on a tight budget right now. Keeping up with two houses isn’t a picnic. We are hopeful we’ll be …

It’s not about you or me

A month or so ago I confessed to you about my struggle with fibromyalgia. I’m happy to report that thanks to being on the right protocol I am feeling 100% better these days! I find myself doing things I didn’t do so much. Things like standing a lot more. I already walk at least five miles a day, but sometimes …

Zero probability

Sometimes, I just don’t know what to write. Sometimes, I hear the words of Ecclesiastes in my head and wonder what the point of it is at all: “Everything is unutterably weary and tiresome. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied; no matter how much we hear, we are not content.History merely repeats itself. Nothing is truly new; …

Sweet Max: I’m so sorry we failed you

Nothing upsets me more than learning about the physical restraint of children with autism in school. Basically, these students are punished for having a disability. The following story is what prompted this post: Restraint Death Prompts School To Close As a  middle school special education teacher, I work with students with emotional and behavioral disorders as well as students with …

Why I don’t have a Christmas tree in my classroom

Christmas is hard. We think of it as a joyous time for children. We love seeing their eyes light up in wonder at the bright lights, sparkly decorations, and delectable sweet treats. But for students with neurological or psychological disorders such as autism, ADHD, emotional disabilities, or other cognitive disabilities, it’s a horrifying nightmare. First, there’s the sensory overload of the …

Where have I been?

  About a year ago my health began spiraling down to the point that I was feeling at least 10 years older than I am. My health insurance isn’t all that great (public school teacher) and only pays a pittance. I racked up bills for MRIs and other diagnostics like you wouldn’t believe. Thank you, Indiana, That’s why the Hoosier …

The War on Words

As a United States citizen, I often wondered if freedom of speech would one day be squelched by the government. But in the past few months, it’s not the government hindering writers from penning their hearts. It’s the technocracy — that elite, wealthy, untouchable group of tech moguls — that threaten this sacred freedom. But not everyone’s freedom of speech …

Public Peeing in Paris

Let’s face it. We all do it. We just don’t all do it in public. Introducing Paris, France and her lovely outdoor urinals for men: To see a lot more details about how this baby works, go here:  Public Peeing. Basically, a guy sidles up to the trash-can-like device and pees inside. The pee lands on the straw that is …