“You should be a teacher!” “No.”
For me, buying gifts for my closest friends and sisters is almost as much fun as buying items for the kids on my list.
Trigger Warning: parental death, sexual abuse My father died on Christmas, the year I was ten. It’s so tempting to call it “The Worst Christmas Present in the History of Ever.”
It’s not just American kids at risk, it seems. Today there was also an attack on elementary school kids in central China. A 36 year old man used a knife to attack teachers and students outside a school in Hunan province.
[TRIGGER WARNING for rape and graphic discussion of rape.] I hate the term “date rape.” I hate “acquaintance rape” and “partner rape” and “spousal rape” and “prison rape.” Why? Because rape is rape, and descriptors do nothing but soften the term.
This morning, in the small Connecticut town of Newtown, two alleged shooters opened fire, killing (at the time of this post) 27 people, including 18 elementary students.