Tagged: Ruminations on the Past

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The Things You Carry

Being a teacher has always been a part of my life.  When I was in 5th grade, I made a classroom in a side closet and did lessons with my younger brother.  I had...

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A Great Perhaps

What a ride. I’m putting Spring 2016 semester in the rear view mirror (3.20 GPA!) and pulling out maps for a trip down Summer 2016 Semester lane with Fall 2016 right after.  I’ve been...

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Columbine, Friend of Mine

Columbine. It’s a word that carries heavy emotional weight when spoken or written.  It’s been 17 years (as of tomorrow) since the first frenzied calls to 911 were made and the news began to...

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On the Retirement of Dr. Elsie Haley

The greatness of teaching is that if you’re good, you’ll enjoy a career educating the masses and informing students in whatever subject you teach.  If you’re great – they’ll remember you fondly.  Your lessons...

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The Two Towers

Ah, Lord of the Rings.  One of the trilogies that (for the most part) works efficiently, effectively and excellently.  It also works as a literary and cinematic metaphor to draw comparisons up against my...

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One Day More

At long last the day has arrived. Tomorrow is the first day of school for a multitude of folks.  Freshman who were seniors just a few months ago will step foot into classrooms and...

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Back to the Stage

How does one of the verses from the opening song to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” go?  I had to google it, but it goes like this, “Something familiar something...

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The Next Big Thing

Welcome to the next experiment in my blogging life.  Last semester I returned to school after over 13 years since my first class after graduating high school.  And it was the most terrifying and...