Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


I woke up at 3 am and checked the New York Times on my phone and was devastated to read the news.  From that point on, I wondered how I would speak about it in my classroom.  Fortunately, there was this. Not sure what else to do but hope and pray.


  1. I don't envy you your job today Rose, what a sorry country we live in to think this man was elected.

  2. I wish that article would have been read a my children's schools.

  3. I read it out loud;they knew how upset I was and their questions, commenta, and our discussion reminded me why I teach. There is hope, I have to believe that.

  4. That's a great article. All we did in classes yesterday was talk about the election. Madison is extremely Democratic, so it helped that everyone was one the same page. I was moved by how deeply the students were thinking and feeling. Yes, this is why we teach!