We learn dual languages: one for home and one for “out there”
and we take our strange scents to school
and they pinch their noses: What’s that?
we like jeans, rock music, movies, and slang
and we are scolded for peculiar haircuts and behavior
and they grab us and ask: who are you?
What do we owe each other?
Locals (Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona): Please boycott the Breakfast Club in Phoenix. A young man had the “n word” written on his ticket by a coworker. The owner says it was just a joke and no one has been held accountable. In fact, this young man, Rakevion White, has had his hours cut with no explanation.
Money talks. Take your business elsewhere.
Chloe liked to hang out with Liz. They swam around the neighborhood on weekends and talked about work, politics, and dating.
They worked at the magazine, “Fish and Trips,” a travel guide for les poisson.
What you plant is what you sow.
What are you planting?
My sixth-grade students are doing an author study of Ray Bradbury before we read “The Veldt”. The handout had a faint picture of the writer and it wasn’t until I walked around the room that I noticed how creative my students are: