It always has seemed lucky to me that I was born at the end of May. Spring tends to come a little later to this part of the country, but it is in it’s apex at this time, with summer fast approaching. Everything feels a little like a celebration — the end of school, the … Continue reading
Grading all those papers would have been a lot easier if I didn’t have to keep lifting this cat off the papers. Hermes, too, although he runs before I get the camera. His interest is in trying to steal the papers and hide them from me, because that’s the kind of thing that dbag … Continue reading
I am honestly struggling with something when I teach, and that is how to broach serious subjects with sensitivity. And how to do so to convey the importance of compassion and respect for all. I had an incident today where a group of boys were laughing — LAUGHING — at a scene in film class … Continue reading
Calling my folks to discuss Labor Day weekend plans: Mom: So you wouldn’t be up for a pork roast though, huh? Me: No, sorry. Mom: I thought as much Dad: But come on, it’s the other white meat! Me: You call it The Other White Meat, but to me it will always be Some Pig.
It’s hard to sit down and write when things are almost aggressively pleasant. Even the weather –always sunny, and a comfortable fifty degrees every night. So here’s the truth — what I really need is to figure out a way to blog when I am either a) commuting or b) in the shower. Because when … Continue reading
Not the recent spate of cold temperatures, mind you. I was fine with a little cool down, because I hate running my AC and i hate heat. It’s temperate now, and nice, and I hope it remains so for weeks to come. The dreaded summer cold is the return of rhinovirus. An actual cold. I … Continue reading
Describing to my cousin and uncle, who invited me out for a burger and a beer tonight, how my cooking habit deteriorates over the week: “On Monday, it’s like, ‘I am going to prepare this amazing meal full of ingredients and eat the leftovers!’ By Wednesday, it turns into “I am going to make this … Continue reading