Typing and stopping and typing and stopping

I keep meaning to write and then the beige butte of hot garbage that is the united states of america fucks with my plans.
Today I talked about the Jan 6 Insurrection with my students. Some of them had no idea how awful it really was and at one point a 12 yo said, “Gruber, want to move to Germany with me?” And I said, “Yes. Yes I do.”
Because what American doesn’t at this point.
Later, at the park, a student approached me to help me with my Spanish, and
I’m proud to report I could understand much of what she said to me and when I tried to reply, en Español, the girl…