Found 70 articles containing 'baker'

  • Changing the Game

    • Aug 9, 2022
    • Lois Elfman
    This past spring, Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes became the first full-time staff member in the 40-year history of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC)...
  • Taking a Leap

    • Jan 28, 2022
    • Kelly J. Baker
    This is my last column as editor of this newsletter. This might come as a surprise or not. After all, I have written about the temptation to quit m...
  • “If You Never Bleed, You're Never Gonna Grow.”

    • Jan 3, 2022
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Two things happened to me in 2021, which feel more important than all of the rest. I turned 41 and lost my dad within the span of a month. During t...
  • No Space to Grieve

    • Dec 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    My dad died two months ago after a four-year battle with stage 4 brain and lung cancer. We knew it was coming. That didn’t make it any easier. Love...
  • Educating during Catastrophes

    • Nov 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There are two news stories that I can't get out of my head. They've haunted me ever since I first read them. One is about the pandemic. The other i...
  • Parents Aren’t Alright, Still

    • Oct 4, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It was the oatmeal that did me in. My gluten-free oatmeal that I shove in the microwave a couple of mornings a week. As I prepared my breakfast, I ...
  • All Over Again

    • Aug 31, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It's another week. Another Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday. It doesn't matter what day it is. It's another day preceded by another night in which I ...
  • Can We Be Heard?

    • Aug 3, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In the span of a week, Bill Cosby was released from prison and a judge denied Britney Spears' request to end her conservatorship. Two seemingly unr...
  • Not Falling Behind but Standing Still

    • Jul 2, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    A few years ago, I was on a walk around the neighborhood with my partner. As I huffed up yet another hill, I turned to him and asked, “Do you think...
  • Not “Too Emotional”

    • Jun 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Recently, I re-watched Captain Marvel (2019) with my family. We're sort of Marvel nerds, and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is one of our favorite su...
  • Making Mistakes

    • May 4, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I made a mistake. Actually, I made two mistakes in the span of two weeks. These weren't the tiny everyday mistakes that happen with or without our ...
  • Anxiety in an Anxious Age

    • Apr 2, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    A few months ago, I had a video call with a physician's assistant. I had called a bit frantically days before. I couldn't fall asleep at all or I w...
  • My Anger Remains

    • Mar 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I'm angry. Again. I'm trying to answer the emails that overflow my inbox and convince a first grader to please for the love of all that is good and...
  • The Costs of Speaking Out

    • Feb 1, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In the late afternoon on Jan. 6, an email landed in my inbox. I didn't notice it at first. My eyes had been glued to Twitter and various news sites...
  • Not Quite Half‐Full

    • Jan 4, 2021
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I used to be a “glass half‐full” kind of person. I used to be optimistic. Optimism has never been my natural state of being. I'm not convinced that...
  • Working Mothers Still Aren't Okay

    • Dec 1, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It's November, the day after the election and after my new book was published. I'm once again sitting at my dining room table or, as I like to call...
  • Hitting the Wall

    • Oct 29, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I've hit the wall again. During the months and months of COVID‐19 pandemic, I've lost count of how many times. Life is manageable until it isn't. E...
  • Anger Within

    • Sep 30, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There's a photo of a redwood tree that made the rounds on social media. It's by Randy Vazquez. The tree is in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Califo...
  • Those Who Wander Are Sometimes Lost

    • Sep 1, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There are a lot of things I keenly miss from before the pandemic: the ability to be near people rather than separated by at least six feet; the abi...
  • The Pandemic's Motherhood Penalty

    • Jul 29, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It's May, and I'm sitting at my dining room table. It's covered in pencils, crayons, scissors, worksheets and overstuffed binders. The table is now...