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”

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”