August 1, 2018

Every summer, I start to get the mopes on 8/1. August is just one long Sunday night to me. This summer it started about three weeks ago. I went in to school today. I haven’t been in all summer. I didn’t sleep well last night and woke up feeling nervous, anxious. Band camp was going … Continue reading August 1, 2018

July 30-31, 2018

I taught sessions at the South Florida Walsworth Yearbook Workshop over the past two days. Five sessions each day. My feet hurt. I’m exhausted. I’m tired of hearing the sound of my own voice. I taught about sports writing, social media, marketing, interviewing and the story of how we finished the yearbook after 2/14. They … Continue reading July 30-31, 2018

July 14, 2018

I got my nose pierced today! After everything happened on 2/14, I considered getting a tattoo. I’m very religious, and knew that it would be frowned upon, so I decided not to. I’ve wanted to pierce my nose for a while, and have toyed with the idea. At first, I thought I was too old and … Continue reading July 14, 2018

March 24, 2018

Today was the day I would head to DC for #MarchForOurLives. I woke up at 2:30 am and got dressed. My brother picked me up at 3:30 am, and we headed to Fort Lauderdale International Airport. I arrived a little after 4 am. I took a quick pic with the best chauffeur around, and went … Continue reading March 24, 2018

March 14, 2018

Today marks one month. One month since 17 lives were lost at my school. One month since Valentine’s Day changed forever. One month since high school students became the voice of a revolution. One month since I had to wipe the tears of my students. One month since I’ve slept well. One month since my … Continue reading March 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

Today was a better day. Crazy, as always, but better. My English classes wrote poetry. I instructed them to write one titled “Raising My Voice,” and the other(s) could be in the style and title of their choosing. I worked to finalize plans for my trip to New York next week. I’ll be attending CSPA … Continue reading March 9, 2018

March 8, 2018

Today started out to be a good day. My J1 classes began the opinions unit, and wrote letters to the editor using old issues of the school newspaper, Eagle Eye. I worked on sending back previously finalized pages for the yearbook. I have to send everything in again. Everything. Even if the spread was done … Continue reading March 8, 2018

March 2, 2018

Today ended our first week back to school. My Journalism 1 classes did some brief meditation. A few students sat around my desk and were discussing the events of 2/14. I couldn’t believe the things they saw, and the experiences they had. I got very upset and angry. They’re children. NO child should ever have … Continue reading March 2, 2018