Half a bottle of vodka & half a loaf of bread

This is a poem pieced together from notes and lines in a notebook I used while serving as the teaching assistant for the Holocaust course offered at the University of Nebraska. During my time with the class, I was able to schedule some survivors to come speak with our students. I tried my best to…

Family Friday: Gratitude

Shabbat Shalom! Surprisingly, the questions I fielded the most while working as a substitute teacher, besides my age, concerned my happiness. One teacher told me that his class requested me by asking for "Ms. Happy Sub." Though they never called me that to my face, the teens frequently asked me either with the best of…