Once upon a time, this part of my writing took the form of largely academic writing. Today, not so much. There do exist some archives in various place, such as TPR below. Current pride of place goes to Case Studies in Lifespan Development.
Back cover: Case Studies in Lifespan Development offers students a comprehensive view into life’s key developmental stages through unique, diverse, and moving cases. Author Stephanie Wright presents a series of case studies shaped by the contributions of real students—including their observations, concerns, and moments of triumph—to build immersive examples that readers can relate to and enjoy.
America's (Broken) College Promise
In the sixth grade, I had the distinct pleasure of being taught math by Mrs. Pratt. I remember very little from that year other than my classmates, led by David Vaughn, tormenting a boy called Jonathan. Jonathan cleans toilets now, while David runs a small business. Neither of these surprises me much. Julie Vanderburg started wearing a bra that year, too, and Dana Gilmore's dad ran for Congress. (He eventually served as President Clinton's Secretary of Agriculture.) Nothing else stays with me other than Mrs. Pratt telling the class one day that it would take 30 years to count from zero to one million if one were to speak each number aloud in its entirety. So, one, two, three... one hundred thousand two hundred twenty seven, etc. I have no idea whether or not one would actually require 30 years to count to a million, but it seems a reasonable number. If a million takes three decades to count aloud, how big is a trillion?