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July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christmas market madness

The days are short and the weather is cold, this time of year, and, here in Holland, that often means cold and wet, not snowy. Nevertheless, it’s the most popular … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

When does it end for victims of bullying?

Where are the perpetrators? They must also be us.

December 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

The bloating of Chanukah

I’ve perpetuated the over-aggrandizement of a holiday that should pass relatively unnoticed.

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Teasing or bullying?

What’s the difference between “Kids can be mean,” or “He was just teasing,” and serious, long-term harmful bullying?

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Battling my little sister

But the “thunk” was my sister’s head.

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

My amazing brain

I realized that all of those thoughts flashed through my brain in literally about a second.

November 10, 2013 · 9 Comments

People Who Make Me Want to Disavow Non-Violence

“How are we feeling today?” “We” are in the hospital; how do you think “we” are feeling?

November 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Is Black Pete racist?

To state the patently obvious, it’s terribly racist in this day and age for a white person to dress up in blackface and play a comic character.

October 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

Nine tips on how to talk to a teacher (Part 2)

In my last post I listed four tips on how to talk to a teacher. Here are five more tips for that parent-teacher meeting: Do not wag your finger at … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 2 Comments