Archive for August, 2008

Alrighty, folks!  The time is nearly come.  Tomorrow I get real actual students “who study” again.  I feel…redundant!  And…redolent?  Actually have no idea what that word means!  Let’s look it up:  SMELLY! Or suggestive.  Oooh la la, that’s me.  Apparently. My room’s all gussied up, my 9th English lesson plans are written, I’ve got rosters […]


I’m going to start by saying how tired I am.  I have a feeling this might end up being whiny because of it, but I’ll do my best to curb that. So, I’ve been at the school all day today (third day now), having meetings, setting up my room, generally wasting time… you know.  Today, […]


So, I’m going to start this with a lengthy quote from Kurt Vonnegut (Breakfast of Champions) because that’s generally a good idea, right? I thought Beatrice Keedsler [a novelist character in the book] had joined hands with other old-fashioned storytellers to make people believe that life had leading characters, minor characters, significant details, insignificant details, […]


Summer ends soon.  It feels over already, actually.  I’m not exactly sure what to do about that, except that there’s of course NOTHING I can do about it, so…nothing, I guess, is the answer to that nonquestion. I went to school today to work on planning 9th English, which seems like it’s in danger of […]