Water Birth

For quite some time, I had been skeptical about my ability to have children. Having served on a submarine, I had a level of radiation exposure that many who do not serve among the Silent Service aren’t subject to. I took the urban legends to heart and worried about a curse of infertility. For years … Continue reading Water Birth


#DearWhitePeople, I hate black people.

PROLOGUE “I hate black people.” That’s how one day in the final quarter of the school year began in 6th hour. This section was all boys, 6th graders, and it was a choir/drama class. One student, let’s call him “Wayne” for now, walks up to “Dave,” taps him lightly on the shoulder, and as Dave … Continue reading #DearWhitePeople, I hate black people.

DSM-5 and DJT-45

In his typical, professional megaphone, 45 wrote: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming..victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical … Continue reading DSM-5 and DJT-45


Summer School

Last fall when I started my first year of teaching... I wanna go back. When June 8th arrived and my first summer as a teacher began... Take three. When I was offered a full-time teaching job at the middle school level, I thought this was the invitation into the International (Education) Space Station. This was … Continue reading Summer School


Thanks, Mike.

Today is May 14, 2017. In the region of the Midwest where I reside, it's just past midnight, and for the first time in a long time, I'm sitting alone at home, on the couch, with the television off and my laptop, well...on top of my lap. The most recent post before this one was … Continue reading Thanks, Mike.


Another post about deportation

Roberto Beristain was deported in April. #SayTheirNames His departure hasn't affected my life positively or negatively. I'm willing to bet it hasn't affected yours either, unless... Mr. Beristain is a member of your family and now you're separated. Armando Paez hasn't affected my life in anyway that would make me want him to be deported. He … Continue reading Another post about deportation


Election Day Tears

I cried in the shower today, and if you were wondering, this is not a normal occurrence. Today is Election Day in the USA and as I'm typing this, the polls are starting to close and reports will start to be posted online. This is not my first time voting, and I certainly hope it … Continue reading Election Day Tears