Musings

Cicadian Rhythms

“Ms. Cassani Davis, can you help us?” A student has run over. She is shy and determined. She has just…

Interesting Things

In a few weeks, I get to teach writing to a class of 4th graders and a small class of…

Running to the Sea

Running in the New Hampshire winter requires preparation. In my old bedroom in my parents’ house, I keep a collection of…

A Shelf of One’s Own

Recently, a vivid memory bubbled up from when I was about 9. It was lunchtime and I’d retreated to the school…

Fear and Politics

I can differentiate fear’s arrival in my body. When a car leaps around a corner without warning, there’s a hot zap…

A Reunion With Philia

Across the Universe—a musical set in the ‘60s but made in 2007, whose plot is inspired by a somewhat random…