Tag: Words Matter

Is “Stupid” the Right Word?

Is “Stupid” the Right Word?

When I hear someone make a comment that opposes my worldview, there is immediately a feeling of irritation because they dared to think differently than me. How do they not see that they are wrong? I want to cry out, “That’s stupid!” Even worse, in […]

My reACTION to Ninah Nova’s post, “Words Matter”

Since my first year of teaching high school, I have met many Muslim students and their families. Most very conservative. It’s my belief that there is one God and that different cultures have different ways to connect with God. Muslim is one way. It’s important […]

Words Matter

Words Matter

It was 6:45 a.m. and I took my first sip of the freshly brewed cup of coffee. The minute it splashed my taste buds, my brain switched on. I dipped a square of dark chocolate into the coffee, then delightfully bit off a semi-melted portion. A quiet “ahh” escaped my mouth. My mom, sitting next to me, read aloud. This is our morning ritual, by the way–a Bosnian one to start the day. We drink coffee slowly and chat about life, books, plans for the upcoming day.