How To Write About My Failed Marriage

How To Write About My Failed Marriage

Being that most of you reading this are writers, aspiring writers, or people who have written something once, here’s a conundrum that I’m sure you’ve had – trying to write a personal essay when you’re in the middle of a shit storm.

My first ever article for this website was about my first date with my wife.

I wrote a cute tale about how on our first date, we experienced each other’s music, and it kind of became a metaphor for our relationship.

In December she moved out. Continue Reading…

     

Not Teaching the Las Vegas Shooting

Not Teaching the Las Vegas Shooting

(Photo source: Elizabeth Wroe, 2017)

I love discussing current events with my students.
The best part about this is that in New York State, the required civics course “Participation in Government” is typically given to seniors, so not only do I get a bit of wiggle room as far as curriculum goes, but I can also have relevantly intelligent conversations with young adults. Students who graduated have told me that our current events discussions were their favorite part of the class.
In all the conversations I have with the kids, I try and have a hopeful tone. Continue Reading…