Schools for the Future

(Image via the Boston Globe) Schools. They are important pieces of our society. They function as ways for our youth to learn and grow, to live and find out what they are capable of. But schools also have bad reputations, especially public schools. Too crowded, too inflexible, too stuck to the past. So what can…

Bombed Weather

Not gonna go into weather details. You’ve seen that from many other sources. Suffice it to say, across a lot of the US, it’s fekkin’ COLD!! The bomb cyclone hit my home area yesterday, and, while the snow was not a huge deal, the winds were. We had 40-50 mph gusts rattling windows all over…

“What’s the Future for Me?”

Cases involving Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men dead seemingly at the hands of white police officers cause no end of talk, rage, social media memes and public outrage. Grand juries, unable to find proof ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ that these deaths were criminally caused, seem hogtied by justice systems. Pundits share tidbits…

Looking at a Friend’s Situation

It was 4 years ago that my husband and I heard about the sudden death of an old friend. Scott had been sick, pneumonia, but instead of getting better he didn’t make it. His wife Maria was devastated. They’d only been married a few years, had just been able to buy a condo. I remember…

NYC 311: Image Problems

I was in class at City College of NY (yes, I am a middle aged college returnee), and a classmate, the professor and I were looking at an article in NY Metro News, one of the free handout papers. The article (shown here) is about people using the 3-1-1 service to harass neighbors, or other…