Central Park Zoo
To 5-year-old Lily, queer family members are so normal they're "blasé."
It is not only my opportunity, but my responsibility to educate my students on these topics.
Visit Central Park Zoo. Though small, this zoo is an enchanting way to spend an hour or two, no matter your age. Snuggle up while watching Snow Leopards cuddle and delight in the antics of sea lions and penguins. Laughing together is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.
It took a long time, therapy and experimenting with different anti-depressants, but I finally, finally emerged from the abyss of depression and anxiety, and began to enjoy my son and my life again.
If you're feeling sad for you and your kids and the many delightful hours you spent watching Gus in his plate glass cell, take a moment to mourn the life he lead for your enjoyment. And then celebrate that he is finally free.