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Dawn Elizabeth Wright

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“YOU'RE THE MAN DAWN!! LETS GOOO!! YOU DON'T KNOW HOW LONG I'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT! THANKS FOR THE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS DUDE!!” That is a recent comment on one of the how-to videos I make for my students. Although my name is Dawn and I have a photo of...

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Spock, Uncle Travis and Auburn

Today, I was saddened to learn that Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock, died. He was 83, I think, and died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a disease related to smoking although Nimoy (I almost wrote Spock – it is hard for me to separate the two.) quit smoking over 30...

Whoops! I’m a gangsta – Big Data got me.

I clicked once too many times and did it: I linked myself to "gangsta" and I don't know how to unlink. It all started innocently enough; I was reading my Twitter feed when I noticed one of my friends made an interesting tweet about the Sherman (think Seattle...

Uncle Travis and the Bunny Chair

When I was just seven years old, my mother got pregnant. I do not remember much about that period save for the memory of making this chair for my coming sibling with the "help" of my grandfather Travis. He and Bubba had been able to scratch together sufficient funds...

“Over the Mountain”

Still thinking about the movie Woodlawn that I am yet to see. And merging those thoughts with the Facebook conversation about the proposed new football stadium for USA. I guess that is part of the reason I’m so uptight about that one stadium supporter’s words that he...

Thursday, July 02, 1998

Something Bruce Jenner said during the interview on 20/20 Friday night resonated and brought me thinking back to a critical juncture in my own path to transition. "You can still call me Dad."   (Note I hid in Tef's carryon bag for her 1998 trip to Oz) "Your...

Pondering the latest attack on Christians.

Not very long into the press coverage of the terrible tragedy in Oregon, the interview with the father of one of the survivors brought up the possibility that the gunman may have asked some of the victims if they were Christian. (I believe that has now been pretty...

I hate politics.

I am taking time away from my teaching duties – no I will never be able to retire – to voice some troubling thoughts I have been having. I am distressed at the extreme polarization that I see because of the upcoming election. While I can understand and support people...

I just can’t do God any more.

There, I said it. Today when I was walking at the park, I thought a lot about writing this post. During the walk, my heart rate belt stopped working. And when I finished, my exercise tracker said I had burned 666 calories. I wasn’t sure I would actually write this...