I’ve Been Thinking About Power Lately

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I’ve been thinking about power a lot lately:
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Two students came to me the other day and told me they wanted to drop out. I suspect they were expecting the typical “No, don’t do that!” speech. I didn’t give it. Instead, I told them they were powerful. I know I didn’t lie, I wonder if they do?
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Tiffany and I recently agreed we don’t give a f*ck. Not sure what about though?
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I know multiple young people who are on the brink of homelessness and every day on my way home from work I drive by empty, boarded up homes.
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Class was about to start and I was running late. As I rushed down the stairs to my room three students were singing loud as ever. I was about to tell them to quiet down and go to class, but I just started singing with them.
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After 40 years, my mom quit smoking.
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A co-worker and I frequently discuss the students’ “potential.” What does that even mean?
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I got an email from a former student that simply said “I can’t do it.” I didn’t even have to ask what couldn’t be done I simply said: Yes you can.
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My brother quit his job and is organizing in his own spot making his own music and providing space for us to gather. I need to share this more.
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My dad gets up every day and goes to work.
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Today, for lunch, I drove to the Co-op and got a salad for lunch with a green tea.
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I think whiteness needs to be abolished
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Today I told a student he wasn’t going to go to prison. I have no control over that, largely, neither does he.
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The same people who testified that George Zimmerman was a good person, soft and gentle now doubt his innocence and want him in prison…..
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One of our dogs chewed up the arm of our couch. I yelled at her and sent her outside.
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Miss Saigon is playing at the Ordway.
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The male students I work with are constantly boxing or talking about fighting.
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I keep talking about planting my own food. Haven’t done it yet
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Hip Hop Harambee happened again.
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I been thinking about power lately.

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2 thoughts on “I’ve Been Thinking About Power Lately

  1. I have to pee but I’m to lazy to walk to the bathroom.
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    Chocolate gives me heartburn, but I don’t care.
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    I think my friend Ryan needs some positive energy sent his way, but I’m not sure how best to do that.

  2. I should be working but this is more fun
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    Isabel is smiling and that makes you happy
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    I got you your copies so we’re even now
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    Feeling super impatient lately
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    Keep hearing you say “”Why do you hate the children???”

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