I ate chili-cheese fries shortly after seeing into another human being’s soul, and I really feel no shame about this.

Morning in America’s schools: my students and I chat about socially distancing while watching a livestream of Biden’s inauguration. Another student, watching with her parents on a faster stream, jumps in to tell us IT IS HAPPENING.

The morning after Barack Obama was elected, I arrived ten minutes late to my Comp class (that I was teaching) because I had been in Grant Park the night before and hadn’t arrived home to my near-north side apartment until well after midnight. It was the first time in my service as an adjunct…