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coffee

I’ve been around coffee all my life. When I was a child, Christmas was not allowed to begin until my sister and I made a pot of coffee, poured cups of the steaming black liquid into heavy stoneware mugs, and delivered the drink to our groggy parents. My mother would send me into the Quick […]

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goodbye, mr. linke

Today would have marked the first day of work for my fourteenth year in public education. I would have driven to my middle school, parked in one of the three spots I’ve used for the last thirteen years, checked in to the office, and wandered up to my classroom. The same room that I have […]