Deep Thoughts by Jen

Apology to all Servicemen

August 20, 2015
Apology to Servicemen

Growing up as a TCK (Third Culture Kid), there are crazy little things that make us tic. One of those is being asked, “Where are you from?” Well, does that mean where was I born? Where have I lived the longest? What country do I connect with the most? The other oddity is trying to figure out where our patriotism lies. It’s usually divided for …

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The month of May

May 28, 2015

As with life for any parents of school-aged kids, the end of the school year screams chaos. The kids are SO over school (and so are the teachers!), an acre of trees come home in the form of papers to be signed or thrown away. Except for those few treasures that you just can’t bring yourself to pitch. Backpacks full of broken crayons/pencils, notebooks, and …

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Gone Too Soon

May 1, 2015

When you work in an education system, in any capacity, you find yourself connecting with certain students despite the overwhelming number of students you work with day in and day out. Working with international students was even that much more hard not to have favorites. Sometimes the connection comes because of shared favorite locations. Or the shared cultural cues. But there was one student that had …

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Shut Up, It’s my Right

April 10, 2015

Evening Jen…it’s been an exhausting week. Your brain and heart hurts. The town’s all in a hubbub over a vote that happened on Tuesday. It was either YES to remove ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’ from the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance or NO to keep it. Unfortunately it turned into a huge hateful fight between radical “Christians” and the gay community. I’m exhausted from being pissed off about …

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March 10, 2015

I don’t know when it started, really. It was a joke for awhile. “Getting grounded from mom is awesome…she never remembers!” Then it quickly elevated to anger…for me. Trying to juggle life can be exhausting on a normal day, but if you can’t remember things it becomes a nightmare. I don’t have problems with everything…like day-to-day happenings. I’m an avid note taker and I rule my …

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