April 6, 2020

The night before last I dreamed that I ventured out to places I am not supposed to be, then froze in my tracks when I realized where I was.

Last night I dreamed I opened my door and let people through it. I awoke so agitated and afraid, then realized it was only a dream...

March 25, 2020

Wendy B. Rosen


It is March 25th, 2020 and we are in the midst of a surreal, unfathomable time. This morning I pulled into the “Shop from Home” parking spot at my local supermarket, called the phone number to notify the clerk that I was here to pick up my ord...

March 17, 2020

The contrast is stark. In reflecting back on my days in the classroom, I can vividly recall watching the trepidation that coexisted with reason and judgement when it came to school closing decisions. The hemming, the hawing. What if we close and it just flurries, and a...

July 16, 2019

[Written at 1:00 A.M. this morning while losing sleep over the state of our world]

How's this for a plan:

1. Erase all the lines that separate countries.

2. Share. Period.

3. Live by the rules we teach our children starting in Kindergarten.

4. Replace Fear with Love. 

5. Rea...

June 14, 2019

That's me, in this book right here - I'm between these covers. 

And in that book over there...I'm between those covers too.

My story is like your story. And your story - I bet it's like my story.

The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How will differ, 

But our hearts wi...

May 8, 2019

Given the rapidly growing awareness of the crisis our Earth home is in, I am sharing an essay I wrote after riding out Hurricane Sandy. It is more relevant than ever.

It’s catching up with us. The planet has had itself a good cry. That release of energy imbala...

February 7, 2019

Love is a verb.

You were expecting more?  That's it.

Go do love.

December 24, 2018

We need to think of the world as our classroom, and we need to begin learning in it together.

Is it any wonder why we are where we are? Humanity itself is facing an existential crisis, our very existence wavering on the edge.

We've gone from working towards a sustainabil...

November 20, 2018

I was surprised the supermarket was not more crowded for mid-morning the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Nevertheless, I was in my usual state of hurriedness and was glad to have checked off everything on my list as I headed to the cashier. Just as I was about to capitali...

October 29, 2018

People Day

I love school! At school, we paint pretty pictures and sing silly songs and play with big wooden blocks. We eat yummy snacks and play with our class bunny and celebrate birthdays. I love school!

Except today I was not so happy about school. I didn’t have much...

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