Introduction & Table of Contents

My grandson telling me what story to tell him.

I see these souls undressed and from the back and side. I see the working of their entrails. I know their thoughts and they know that I know. This knowledge makes them now embarrassed, now furious… And yet as they preach and strut and shout and threaten, crouching as they…

Chapter 4: Cecil’s Dream

Cecil Dunn feigned interest in every agenda item and remained sufficiently alert

Photo by Sean Thoman on Unsplash

Cecil’s Dream

Chapter 4 of Sex in the 7th Grade

The Mountainview school board required all administrators to attend every meeting regardless of whether there were any agenda items pertaining to their respective schools…

A man who never went to war

My oldest grandson at Camp

I spent Labor Day weekend at Camp with my oldest son and his two boys — my two grandboys — the older just turning twelve years of age.

I hadn’t yet gotten him a gift. In the past, on some special occasion for…

You want to keep running and hiding? Is that what you want?

Corn Field in New England (Photo: Jesse Hawkes)

Author’s Warning: I do not condone the derogatory use of words such as “fag” or “faggot” in No Hind Legs. …

Introduction and Table of Contents

Sex in the 7th Grade is a series of fictionalized stories exploring the world of youth and adults in a traditional junior high school located in a community of 10,000 people in northern New Hampshire in the mid-1970s.

Although fictionalized, these stories are derived from…

Dark night sky with half-moon in background. Tree branches with green leaves illuminated in foreground.

Photo: Jesse Hawkes

I dreamed seemingly out of a clear blue sky that there was something terrible going to be happening at 16th Street… and I saw a lot of blood. And I mentioned this at the breakfast table.

It was on a Saturday morning, and I said [to the…

A Man Who Never Went to War

Me in high school. Not sure what year exactly.

Now you have touched the women

You have struck a rock

You have dislodged a boulder

You will be crushed!

- South African Women’s Protest Song, 1956

I am bored in US History class, endless reams of facts, dry and suffocating. I sit behind Nita, thinking of her instead. I…

Glenn W. Hawkes

Educator and Activist

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