Category Archives: Midwest

“See the Love in Every Eye”

Five of my current students are Spanish speakers. They all understand and speak English equally well as Spanish, and in some cases even better, but their bilingualism sets them apart from the rest of the students. Some of these kids … Continue reading

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Ordinary Leap Day

I wanted so badly for today to be a stand out day. After all, it does only happen once every four years. This is a rare enough occurrence that it feels strange to write the numbers out: 2/29. Today, I … Continue reading

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The Equality House

It’s been 2 and a half years since I took my maiden voyage in the Fagbug. Remember that trip I took from Seattle to New York in that rainbow carĀ in the summer of 2013? If you don’t, you can check … Continue reading

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All the Love We Cannot See

The hate. Oh, the hate. It makes me spin. But the light! The Light: The darkest boy. There’s a boy at this third job that I work at. He has dark skin. All of the kids are black, but as … Continue reading

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“Are They Bulletproof?”

I’ve moved, which means I’ve started a new adventure. Actually, I haven’t started a new adventure. For the first time ever, I’ve returned to an old adventure. Which, since I’ve never done it before, is new. The little school that … Continue reading

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Colorado in Photos

In June, in celebration of the completion of the school year and the volunteer year, my roommates and I road tripped 14 hours from Saint Louis to Denver. It was a long, flat ride across all of Missouri and Kansas, … Continue reading

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Kansas

State #42! Last week, on a 14 hour drive from St. Louis to Denver, I passed through Kansas, all 417 miles of it! No, seriously, I drove from the far eastern part of the state right through to the far … Continue reading

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