Shawn Humphrey

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High School Reunion

There are gold and brown streamers hanging from the awning. There’s a sign on the restaurant door that reads “THS...

The Deer

I stand atop the dune in the darkness of the too-early dawn. A fear as deep as time tells me...

Trees & Insecurity (vol. 2, no. 7)

Here are a few things I’m sharing this month 1. Question I’m living with: “How are we to find security...

B But Leave

I stormed into the classroom fifteen minutes late and fired up. I scanned their faces. We were halfway through the...

Outstanding 8th Grade Boy

“Shawn!” someone shouted in a whisper. I looked up from the wood block I was sanding and saw Andy and...

Halftime Speeches (vol. 1, no. 6)

Here are five bolts of inspiration I’m sharing this month: 1. Brett Dennen on inter-generational patience: “I’m plantin’ trees I’ll never climb”...

Depth Charts in the Classroom

I dropped into my chair without attempting to resist gravity. I was beat. It was the end of another grueling...

20 Saddest Country Songs of All Time

Here’s the un-authoritative and absolutely subjective list of the twenty saddest country songs of all time (ranked from most to...

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