365: Day 16- Talk to me

Party animals? After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book? Depends on the people.  Some people invigorate; some people drain.  The bigger question is how do people feel after leaving a conversation with me? … Continue reading 365: Day 16- Talk to me

365: Day 10- Home/Away

Far from home Tell us about the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home. Hmm.  Geographically, I think we are talking about Germany.  Beautiful country.  Clean, vibrant economy (when I was there).  I was there as a kid and a teen with my family on vacation, so I had no responsibilities.  I remember being able to … Continue reading 365: Day 10- Home/Away

We Don’t Teach

My heart is heavy.  My outrage is muted and my frustration repressed.  There is a sickening in me.  I seem to recall some movie or show wherein the  diabolical killer fills the mouth of his victim with sand, creating an ugly, unusual death.  I see this every day.  I see my corner of the teaching … Continue reading We Don’t Teach

We don’t Need no Education

School is back from the summer, and it has brought me with it.  My classes are here full and brimming with anticipation.  I decided to start off with a question to my students. "Why did you step in?"  Meaning:  Why did you willfully transport yourself from the highway of the hall to the my way … Continue reading We don’t Need no Education