Reflections on Montessori Education

I find it fascinating that I have ended up in work that is based entirely on very young children, despite a lifetime of having a general indifference toward them. One of my (many) jobs is at a Montessori school, in the infant-toddler room. While I have never...

Benefits of Homelessness

Mid-way through 2014, I found myself homeless. Not like sleeping in a park homeless, but living off the kindness of friends, couch surfing for short periods of time to avoid any one friend becoming too annoyed with me. Dude, that shit sucks. I can’t even begin...

Please Don’t Grow Up

Sitting on the slightly damp grass alongside the miniature sized baseball field, watching my three and four-year-old play tee ball, I am experiencing a feeling entirely unfamiliar to me: it’s a slight ache, a longing, a bursting of pride but with a tinge of...