Vent Ahead, Read With Caution

Heather Curran, teacher extraordinaire, tells us why she’s not taking a gun to school.

Poetry, journals, vents, and musings of a distracted woman

I went into teaching because I am relatively non-confrontational.  Now, talk to my brother and he’ll tell  you that I started everything when we were children.  That’s probably correct.  I can’t remember.  Doesn’t matter.  I’m not a kid anymore.

I’m an almost 46 year-old woman with two biological children and at least a hundred adopted.  I believe in compassion and goodness.  I believe in random acts of kindness.  I believe in saying my mind when I see something or someone beautiful.  I know that this might be weird.  But if I see a beautiful person, I am going to say something.  We live in a world saturated with unkindess, or at least we could.  But not on my watch.  Not in my corner.

I just finished teaching the Holocaust.  I made a point of talking about people who chose compassion and goodness over atrocity and evil.  My biggest regret right…

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28 thoughts on “Vent Ahead, Read With Caution

  1. I teach at a community college and can’t begin to wrap my head around the idea of packing heat at work. There’s no way to create a supportive, nurturing environment while also staying alert to intercept and kill homicidal nut jobs.. We could try reversing this idea: what if policemen and soldiers were required to recite “How Do I Love Thee” as they approach a flash point? Or perhaps paint floral watercolors on stake-outs or while manning outposts? That would almost as absurd as expecting politicians to make decisions based on logic and for the welfare of their constituents (instead of pleasing corporate donors).

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