The Pocket Blog

July 21, 2020

Look what has happened
While this world was requiring children
To learn and do
What they were not ready
To do.
Listen to the silence of children

Not at play,

While the world was busy snuffing out
Their interests,
Their talents,
Their curiosity,

Their questions,
Their wond...

June 29, 2020

Let's face it - our country is in the ER, and we are in critical condition. A DNA test of our history shows the following character traits and behaviors that landed us here: greed, arrogance, discrimination, absence of empathy, xenophobia, bullying, dishonesty, over-co...

Our survival as a species will ultimately depend on whether our ability to create and invent will be able to remedy the results of our ability to destroy.

April 23, 2020

“I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.”  -Socrates


1. How can we ensure that we raise lifelong learners in an educational system and a world that have grown so unsustainable is so many ways? 

Make schools humane places that instill curiosi...

April 17, 2020

The Earth has The Talking Stick now.

Grabbed it back in an epic, feverish fury

And she is not speaking softly, or gently,

Or in a whisper.


She is screaming at the top of her lungs.

And we have no choice but to listen,

If we want to live, 

If we want to consciously choose l...

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...

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