Three surprising outcomes, none of which were directly related to Biden’s win.

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Woman showing gratitude after the election by holding her hands over her heart.
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1. The Week-Long Emotional Hangover


How we can utilize self-reflection, respectful communication norms, and supportive outside resources

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Photo of multiple people placing their hands on top of one another in a gesture of solidarity.
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How I got my family on board with five practical strategies for lowering anxiety and getting back in control

Author’s photo of a kitchen counter with piles of papers, a laptop, red purse, basket of apples
Author’s photo of a kitchen counter with piles of papers, a laptop, red purse, basket of apples
Image by the author: the To-Do Zone
  • The pile: vote by mail ballots, some cards I need to write and mail out, a Christmas ornament that needs to be put away in the attic.
  • An Order of the Arrow patch that I want to modify and sew onto my Scouting hoodie. …


The List that aspires to reach proper noun status.

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Photo of grains of sand falling through fingers of both hands.
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Or you can call me Dr. Miss.

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Photo of author standing outside of her house.
Author’s Photo

Big Picture


The emotional labor will be worth it.

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interlinked chain of alternating red and blue paperclips; the middle paperclip is broken
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Photo of an open book with an autumnal leaf laying on one of the pages.
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1. “The End of October” by Lawrence Wright


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Photo of a computer keyboard and mouse, spiral bound journal, scissors, glasses, cup of coffee.
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The eastern Himalaya Mountains create an irregular white-on-red patchwork between major rivers in southwestern China.
The eastern Himalaya Mountains create an irregular white-on-red patchwork between major rivers in southwestern China.
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The story of a school’s culture

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Photo of a dimly lit school hallway with a large window at the end of it.
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Dr. Miss

{writer | educator | Ed.D. | hiker | leader | feminist} email: lorimann921@gmail.com

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