Author Archives: Micki

My mom has no filter

A few weeks ago I listened to a story on NPR’s Invisibilia, about Maria Bamford. Listen to it here.  She is a comedian, she impersonates her mother, she is hysterical, she makes you think.  I wish I was just a … Continue reading

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Massage and Zion thoughts

Yesterday was another great Saturday. Massages, stretching workshop, gourmet hot dogs, and this- Caphin and cajeta milkshake. There were many odd things that happened during the day, one was in between the massages and stretching workshop.  We had enough time … Continue reading

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A Child’s Honesty

One of our autistic students comes to my office every morning.  Last year, when she was in the 9th grade, she wanted to “girl talk”, talk about dogs, and show me her favorite cartoons on her iPad.  Now that she’s … Continue reading

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Stole My Thunder

M has four adult children.  They’re all smart, they’re all GT, but the oldest, a girl, is also very knowledgeable.  She knows about a wide variety of things – politics, sports, restaurants, money, she speaks Russian, listens to NPR every … Continue reading

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A Perfect Day

Today has been one of the most relaxing, stress free, enjoyable days I’ve had. M and I slept until 9:00,  something that’s very hard for me to do.  We went out for pastries, came home and had them with coffee. … Continue reading

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What a day

I went to work at 6:40 this morning to get copies made for my advisory classes this morning.  Not just one class, of 25/30 kids, my 9th grade class, of 730 kids.  I got everything ready, separated, office assistants could … Continue reading

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Only five.

“I’m not an addict, I’m a speed freak.” That is one of the funniest sentences my mom has ever spoken.  I actually started laughing, out loud, over the phone. I was in elementary school when I realized my mom took … Continue reading

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#2

We were sitting in the living room of our new house, we had bought it just a few months earlier, and he said, “That day I wanted to reach behind, grab shit, and throw at you.” “What?” I asked, “What … Continue reading

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Welcome back!

Hello, Sun!  It’s so nice to see you again.

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Teachable Moment

I taught for several years.  I taught in a high school where kids didn’t have a lot of self-control, so controlling the classroom was a constant battle.  Even when I had a good relationship with the class, and it was … Continue reading

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