Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wailing and Weeping

One of my students came to class crying.  No one tried to calm her; no one seemed uncomfortable by her tears.  They hugged her, explaining that her cousin had just passed away; and most importantly, they let her cry. I … Continue reading

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Giving what costs

Mother Teresa.  She’s been my idol, my mentor, for as long as I can remember.  Every Christmas, I begged and pleaded for a pet pig.  Her name would be Mother Teresa.  I thought combining my favorite pig and favorite person … Continue reading

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