Monthly Archives: April 2013

Changing Times

My son came out when he was 16, several months before I told him I was gay.  I’d wondered about his sexuality long before I began questioning my own. At four, even before he loved Mary Poppins, he carried Barbie to show-and-tell and preferred making necklaces to tossing footballs. His love of Hotwheels was a little inconsistent with his other passions, but mostly he preferred arranging them in interesting patterns to actually racing them. Continue reading

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On the Backs of Children

It’s been an interesting couple of days. Finally, “reformer” and “educator,” Michelle Rhee (from my vantage point in the public education system, she is neither reformer nor educator) takes the media stage for the cheating scandal she tried so hard to ignore—an omission that kept politicians, their charter profiteers, and millions of dollars from public coffers rolling towards her. Continue reading

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