🎶Ooh Child, Things are going to get easier. Ooh Child, Things are going to get brighter.🎶

Two face-to-face classes down. Two virtual classes to go on our first day back.

To all my sisters and brothers busting their asses to make this work despite minimal pay, micromanaging admin, frustrated students, and angry parents: Thank You.

You are ensuring our future.

🎶Now everybody’s taking about this new decade, Like you say the magic numbers then just say goodbye to the stupid mistakes you made. Oh my memory, serves me far too well.🎶

I’ve been driving around with the kid, and I’ve seen several accidents. Please drive a bit more carefully. At each accident, I’ve seen multiple officers working the scenes. Out of about 15, exactly one was wearing a mask in a crowd. If you insist on compliance, model it.

“When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war.”

John Lewis.

www.nytimes.com/2020/07/3…

🎶 But my silent fears have gripped me Long before I reach the phone Long before my tongue has tripped me Must I always be alone 🎶

🎶 Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? 🎶

“Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton.

🎶 Hey now, Hey now Don’t dream it’s over Hey now, hey now When the world comes in They come, they come To build a wall between us We know they won’t win🎶

I support your right to express yourself. (I teach this every day.)

But please know, it is not my responsibility to make you feel better about what you are expressing, and I will not do so ever again.

If you’re spouting shit, you need to be prepared to sleep in it alone.