Month: August 2014

Writing and listening after Ferguson

I tried to write about Ferguson. I tried five times. I sat down at my computer, reading and writing, reading and writing. Thinking of conversations I’d had, of classes I’d taken, of what my friends...

/ August 27, 2014

For or Against Year Round School?

I just read that some schools in Michigan are getting government funds to test out a new year round school regimen. My first reaction was It’s about time. American schools have considerably longer summer breaks...

/ August 8, 2014

When something needs to change

I won’t forget those toys in the sandbox, the ones that looked like little compact excavators. A red excavator sat across from a yellow one, and I would sit on one and my brother would...

/ August 4, 2014