Teaching in a Pandemic

What is it like to teach during a pandemic? Truth? It’s a poop show. I thought concerns about COVID-19 spreading would dominate my daily thoughts. They don’t. It’s not that I don’t think that could happen. In fact, I think it is entirely possible COVID-19 could spread in my school, perhaps even likely. I justContinue reading “Teaching in a Pandemic”

More Time for Being

By Allyson Wuerth So many days have I wished for a slower pace—even just one day where I could breathe in and breathe out, a day when I didn’t run out of my house at exactly 6:21 every morning, dart off to Starbucks for my Venti English Breakfast hot tea, and then to school (usuallyContinue reading “More Time for Being”

Why I Won’t Complain

These are hard times. Who can argue otherwise? A third of the world’s population is in lockdown because of coronvirus. With that comes massive unemployment rates and business decline. Close to two million people have contracted coronavirus. Over 100,000 have died of COVID-19. The days, weeks, and months ahead look bleak, but I’m not goingContinue reading “Why I Won’t Complain”

Panic in Pictures

A little over two weeks ago I wrote a piece called “Corona Craziness.” I thought people were overreacting about the coronavirus and were unnecessarily panicking. Two weeks feels like a lifetime ago. So much has changed-so quickly. At the beginning of March, most cases of the novel coronavirus were in China and China responded byContinue reading “Panic in Pictures”

The One Without a Clever Title

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. This was supposed to be a graduation shout-out at the end of May. But last Thursday, life as we knew it came to an abrupt standstill, and now it’s a mid-March, rainy Tuesday tribute to my youngest instead. I’ve never met a kid who loved his high schoolContinue reading “The One Without a Clever Title”

Underlying Conditions

By Allyson Wuerth So, you wouldn’t know by looking at me, but I’m one of those “high-risk” individuals with “underlying conditions,” one of those unfortunate groups likely to become seriously ill if they contract COVID-19. I’m 42, I exercise regularly, I eat pretty well, and, oh yeah. . .I have type 1 Diabetes, also incorrectlyContinue reading “Underlying Conditions”

Corona Craziness

Spoiler alert: I’m not freaking out about the Coronavirus. I refuse to give into the hysteria that has led to hand sanitizer shortages and price gouging. Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s important to alert the public about the virus and to minimize its spread. That’s right, I said minimize its spread. I fullyContinue reading “Corona Craziness”