When I say things, I mean them. I mean it when I’m screaming “USA! USA!” because I am proud of seeing my fellow American athletes when they’re playing at the highest level of their sport. I mean it when I jump up and down and chant “I believe that we will win!” because I don’t think winning is limited to the scoreboard.
Yep, I’m definitely behind on this. One of these days I’m either going to stop overcommitting myself (unlikely), learn to set more realistic goals (somewhat less unlikely), or just accept that I may not meet every goal I set (most likely).
It’s been a month since Election Day. A month since we broke away from sanity and branched off into the Darkest Timeline. Yep, I’ll let that sink in for a moment. You good? No? Don’t worry, I’m not, either. Trying to keep up with every off-the-cuff tweet, international dustup, and terrifying cabinet appointment is beyond […]
I’m on the older edge of the Harry Potter generation. I didn’t pick up the series until the spring of 2000. I was in my freshman year of high school, Goblet of Fire was going to come out that summer, and I wanted to see what the hype was all about. By Christmas, I owned […]
At this time a week ago, I still thought Hillary Clinton was going to be president. I told my students as much, because while everyone else was watching the trainwreck was last week’s election results, I was trying to teach my students Portuguese adjectives have to be pluralized alongside their verb. I say trying, because this is […]
I left the house and walked out into a veil of fog that silenced the usual morning noises and shrouded the usual morning sights. It felt like a fitting way to start a week in a newly unfamiliar world.
Unrepentant fangirl that I am, I had a Fernando Pessoa quote immediately leap to mind to describe how I felt.
Not much to say today. Been doing a lot of thinking instead. Dumbledore might have had his problems, but these words of his have never spoken to me as strongly as they do now. Things went wrong. Maybe I was wrong. How can I be better? How can I make things better for those around me? […]