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It is not your fault

One of my best friends is named Alice.  She is an amazingly strong, beautiful woman.  Years ago – just out of college – she was in an abusive relationship.  Part of Alice’s healing process has included ongoing writing about her experience.  The following is something she wrote recently, and gave me permission to post here. […]

What does prevention mean?

A friend of mine with a 7th grade daughter and I were just talking on the phone, and as we were saying goodbye, she mentioned that her friends with 7th grade children have disparate views on what prevention means.  She didn’t have time to into what she meant, but wanted to save the conversation for […]

Judgments

This morning a fellow teacher who, according to his degrees and professional standing, appears competent to do research, perform statistical analysis of the output, and make balanced statements about populations made such an outrageous statement to me that I am still having a hard time comprehending it.  He said: “Fat women all hate prostitutes.  The […]