Last Sunday sucked. I pushed save on my story about the Dallas ISD school board meeting for Monday morning and sat, staring at my computer feeling surly. I may have ranted to a few people.
As I watched my Facebook and Twitter feeds light up with hot sports takes and recrimination, I realized that I was tired of writing and reading about the negative. And I could tell that everyone else was, too.
I mean, not for nothing, but I just watched three different networks tweet video of some kids standing in the rain to lower the flag. I think we all are feeling around for something bright, shiny, and heartwarming.
That’s not to say that we shouldn’t talk about what happened at the school board meeting, and how the Texas legislature continues to disrespect our educators by refusing to adequately fund public education.
But let me tell you about something that’s been whispering in my ear every day for months, and how it drove me to write what I did on Wednesday.