Identity Crisis

By Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I dent a “T” so that it becomes an “I”.
I’d end a tea – my own reason why.
My identity I decry!

Common construction.
Gender expression.
Code switching for speech and language.

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A math lesson for the new year

By Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A U.S. commission was finally addressing the burning question that has been plaguing the Departments of:  Education, Weights & Measures, Commerce, Management & Budget, Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration for more than 50 years. What exactly is “two times two and who can verify the answer?  Continue reading

Easy as Pie – not so for Cake

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A work colleague, Earl, asked me a question, “How big is a standard-sized classroom?”
It seems management was repurposing six-thousand square feet of warehouse space into classroom conversions for science instruction.

“There is no standard classroom size, because there are so many parameters that must be considered when determining what kind of class you are developing,” I said. Continue reading

AutoAmerican defined

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Destined to show the results of dedicated effort.
Forced to choose the devil I know.
Expected to conform to all posted signs.

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Do unto others

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The world is darker as the sun sinks down.
I look to Luna rising for light –
so much brightness in the dead of winter  –
I can see my hand; it casts a shadow. Continue reading