Congrats, Graduates of 2020

Students throw caps in air during graduation like that during speech by DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley

Welcome families, friends, teachers, and graduates.  To the class of 2020: thank you for inviting me to speak.  I’m so lucky to be here. Wait – actually, that was the start of last year’s speech, the one where you picked me to be your faculty speaker. This year, you didn’t pick me, but you didn’t […]

Marjorie’s Graduation Speech

Graduating class of school where DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley delivered commencement address

Welcome families, friends, teachers, and graduates.  To the class of 2019: thank you for inviting me to speak.  I’m so lucky to be here. And so are you.  You made it past this first big finish line: high school graduation.  You wrestled with the complicated history of feminism with Julie. You explored your identity through […]

Unaffected

Image of 3 desks in classroom like that of DC widow blog writer Marjorie Brimley

Workplaces love surveys, don’t they? My school is a great place to work. As I’ve written about before, I get constant support from my colleagues, administrators and parents. I know I’m lucky to have this. So, recently, when I received a “employee satisfaction survey” I was happy to take it. I marked a lot of […]