I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.
I went to my first Ash Wednesday service at Mayflower Church. It was very moving time of reflection on our earthly nation. This is supposed to be a time of sacrifice, when one fasts or gives up a human pleasure or indulgence. In my case, I am giving up carbonated beverages. This will probably do me good, if some of the reports on the negative affects of soda pop turn out to be true. It may become a change I will continue after Easter.