Tag Archives: bullying

“I’ll Always Make You Different.”

When I was a senior in high school, I was in a kick ass creative writing class. The woman who taught it had also taught me junior English and I liked her immensely. In fact, thanks to Facebook, we are … Continue reading

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All the C’s in Medicine

Nobody likes to experience emotions that can be negative.  Anger, frustration, overwhelm.  I can’t think of anyone who feels those things while having a good time. But there is one emotion that I don’t like to experience more than any … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Colin!

His gut-wrenching response to her question broke his mother’s heart. She wasn’t content to leave the situation alone, so she looked outside the box for a solution. What happened next could potentially change his life. Colin is a young man … Continue reading

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They Are Both a Class Act

There is a story I heard a few weeks ago. It begins with Karen Klein, a bus monitor of middle school students in Greece, New York.  She was bullied without mercy by several students on the bus one afternoon.  A … Continue reading

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