May 23, 2012
Eleven years ago on a sunny May day, I was helping my drama students with their last run-through before their final performance for drama class. The room was buzzing with energy and excitement and the stage was being set. But Miss Lucy, who hates to miss anything, had other plans. My water broke during class so I called Big Man who was conveniently on an OB rotation at the time. I barely got the words "My water broke" out before I heard the...
March 9, 2012
Names are important. They recognize an individual, make a person tangible, and give them worth. In the beginning of the first Harry Potter book, the villain is so awful that for a spell, they only refer to him as He Who Must Not Be Named. This is how I have come to think of the man who directed vile, lewd, and blatantly inhuman comments towards Sandra Fluke after her congressional testimony on the importance of women's reproductive rights.