Monday, February 17, 2014

This really just happened...

A friend posted this on FB and I was automatically interested when I saw the image, especially since I'm teaching about those sit-in's that were at that very counter. But when I read the article - WOAH!!! Are you kidding?!?!?!

And yes, I fact checked and you can find plenty more articles covering this proposed Bill in Kansas.

Saturday, February 15, 2014


So it's the day after Valentine's Day. I've filed for the dissolution. We'll see what Vermont says.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What do your kids know about Marriage Equality?

Well, I'm kind of amazed that there was little or no press on the Federal Benefits that were awarded  to same sex couples beginning yesterday. I know it didn't really benefit everyone waiting on rights but it was a small leap forward.

So right now I am sitting looking through all this paperwork I need to get filed for my dissolution (a.k.a. divorce.) Ugh. It's not fun but at least there are some helper programs to fill out the paperwork. I don't even think I would mind if I knew this was a sure thing but because they "may" allow it because we have a daughter makes me wonder if it will all be for nothing. Then that is yet another filing fee going down the drain. Not fun. Not fun at all.

As many readers know, I'm a teacher. It's February. What's that mean? Well, yes, it is the month in which we teach about Black History. So starting with Harriet Tubman and Henry Box Brown and going through Abe Lincoln, Rosa Parks and including Ruby Bridges, well, I seem to talk about injustices a lot. But if I ask my kids what is happening the civil rights movement is today they really have no idea or no connection with it. I did have one kid pipe up and say gay rights and I was mighty proud of him and of his parents for having that discussion with him.

I wonder how often it comes up in other families. Is it dinner conversation like it is in my house? Do they even know what any of it means?

Of course, as a teacher, I tread lightly on this conversation with my class but I also feel some responsibility to shed the light on the subject for them. I mean, it is news. But hey, I love my job and want to keep it!!! I don't want to approach the subject from a religious viewpoint but seriously; what exactly should they know at age 8 about today's civil rights movement? I know other teachers struggle with this, too. I've heard them express it, some of them louder than others.

So what have you told your child(ren) about the right to marry? What have you told your kids about equality lately? What would you expect them to hear at school?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

This just in...

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Share and share a like. Looks like the original post here on the Subject of Gay Marriage has been viewed nearly 300 times.

Keep sharing, folks.

This is our story.

Well, it's the story for some of us. It gets us all to the same equality though.

Filing Paperwork...

Here I sit on a Sunday afternoon. Since the kiddo has been sick the last few days I figured it was time for me to have some fun. I've already disinfected the entire house so time to change things up a bit.

My choices: file taxes or file divorce.

Really?!?!?!? What kind of choice is that?

Mine, I guess.

So, divorce it is. Well, "Dissolution of Civil Union" is what it is officially called in the State of Vermont. Ugh on that no matter what they call it! Yuck.

It's been so long since I have thought of myself as "married" that it is tough to think of just now being "divorced". It is a strange concept to say the least. I don't like it but I know it is an evil that must be dealt with for everyone involved.

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