Barb Knowles: 31 Years Sober and Counting

Originally posted on Discover:
Barb Knowles is the wit and wonder behind Sane Teachers, a blog about family, teaching, and being in recovery. Last year, Barb achieved an impressive milestone: she celebrated 31 years of sobriety on October 5th, 2016. We spoke to Barb about her story — how she discovered she was an alcoholic,…

The Darkness over America

Originally posted on Kate Gale: A Mind Never Dormant:
Here in London, at the Book Fair, the fact of being American is an embarrassment. Darkness has spread across the land.Β  We find ourselves in America, surrounded by hate.Β  Hatred for Muslims, for Latinos, an indignation that rose during the Obama administration and culminated in a…