The Wayward Home for Unfinished Youth
I suppose it was inevitable. You know, an “all signs point to go” kind of thing. But it dawned on me recently that we have cultivated a home for untamed creatures, every one of us varying degrees of feral.
There are, of course, those of us who live in this house. The Madhouse, we call it. Or the Shoe, as in, “there was an old woman who lived in a shoe” because we have so … Continue Reading “The Wayward Home for Unfinished Youth”
I Didn’t Mean to Write About a Big-Ass Chair and Justice, But That’s What Happened
Today is Sunday, February…I have to check my watch…27th, and the sky is dim, and the air is damp, and I’m sitting criss-cross on the big-ass chair at my half-circle desk, and when I say big-ass chair I don’t mean the chair is huge, I mean the chair was designed with big asses in mind which is a nice thing to find at an antique store for $50 because when I envision the vintage days … Continue Reading “I Didn’t Mean to Write About a Big-Ass Chair and Justice, But That’s What Happened”
Carey Martell Lies About and Threatens Newberg School Employees and Is Publicly Thanked by Board Chair Dave Brown
Dave Brown says “let’s just talk.” Here’s what it’s like to try.
It has been both distressing and disturbing how often in the past 6 months Newberg Public Schools have been in the local and national news. In May, a far right majority was elected to our school board. In June, they took office. Their first actions? To ban Black Lives Matter and Pride flags and to rescind the Anti-Racism Policy established by the board the year prior. When the BLM and Pride flag ban failed to … Continue Reading “Dave Brown says “let’s just talk.” Here’s what it’s like to try.”