I read with interest the recent study that indicated having school start later would not only have health benefits for sleep deprived adolescents, but would also help save significant money – $9 billion is the number I heard cited. My understanding of the subject is that kids would actually focus better and there would be […]
So how can I explain to my children that we decided it’s not Columbus Day anymore? Well, it’s much easier than explaining to them why we’ve long celebrated a loser and perpetrator of genocide.
Let me preface this post with identifying myself as a certified OWL teacher. What’s OWL, you might ask? OWL is the acronym for Our Whole Lives, the Unitarian Universalist version of sex ed. That’s really a gross over-simplification; what makes OWL unique is its focus on intimacy, respect, and introspection, with a distinct lack of […]
I grew up in Houston, Texas. It may surprise you to learn that Houston is the most diverse city in the nation; most people assume it’s New York or Los Angeles. But the thing about those latter two cities is that they’re really expensive to live in and there are few jobs that pay anything […]