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Steve Straessle

The nightly news is full of reports from schools. From the scenes of striking educators in West Virginia to the horror of the shooting in Florida, teachers have occupied my mind a lot these days. Of course, I work in a school and teach a couple of classes, but my thoughts have been different these […] Read More

I can’t get his face out of my mind. He had deep eyes the color of leather that perfectly matched the hue of the unkempt hair framing his face. He looked younger than he was. His eyes lit like fire when he laughed, but he was mostly serene throughout the day. He seemed at peace […] Read More