Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

I have a love-hate relationship with my smartphone. I love using it to make sure that I am not constantly getting lost, but I hate that I feel uncontrollably drawn to it whenever I have an idle moment. If I have any free time over the holidays, I don’t want to squander it — those cookies aren’t going to bake themselves.

Here are some ideas for distancing myself from my robot overlord.

Teaching in the pandemic is tough. But after a whole year, there are important takeaways.

I run high-school art classes online and in person

I used to feel ashamed crying in public. Now I embrace it every time.

In 2020, I started keeping my ‘crying diaries’

I used to laugh off anti-Asian jokes. Now, I will stick up for myself every time.

It’s been too easy to downplay racism in the past