Grant Me Patience

Each weekday morning, I watch as the 1,411 students pour off the yellow school buses and down the bustling middle school hallways. They steal each other’s hats, yell greetings to each other, sing, gossip, and generally change the hall volume from 0 […]

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A Pit Bull By Any Other Name

She sported outsized bunny ears and a brownish-black coat still recovering from a nasty case of mange. Like many youngsters, she perched on Santa Claus’ lap with trepidation and the hope of a treat. “Lizzy the Lab-mix” wiggle-butted her way into my […]

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