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Alarming Female - Teens

Category Archives: Teens

James, your life commences

On the same day my oldest turned 20, my youngest graduated from high school. The school he attended, and where I teach, is not your typical high school. Like our “Open Mic” event, anyone who wants to speak at graduation, may. My son didn’t want to speak, per se; he wanted to sing and play […]

One degree of separation from an American Idol

So yesterday I attended my godson’s graduation from Murray High School. My son and I sat halfway up the oval at the far end in what was basically a gymnasium made over for a graduation of 400 or so high school seniors. Good thing I had my knitting; it was destined to be a long […]

Open Mic 2008

Our school has an “Open Mic” every spring, which is a talent show of sorts, but different from what you often find in high school talent shows. There are no auditions; no competition, no awards. Everyone that wants to perform, may perform. It’s casually eclectic—blue jeans, mohawks, t-shirts and hoodies. Sometimes even the performers dress […]

You would if you loved me

This is one of the smarmiest and most cynical pieces of bullshit ever created to manipulate young women. An age-old ruse packaged in an acoustic guitar ballad crooned by two romantic long-hairs. Ick. I was dismayed to hear a cover for this song on Friday at the high school where I teach. Three young women […]