Category Archives: Education

L.O.T.S.

Just the other day, I was asked if today was the lack of talent show at the local middle school. I had to say, I’m a bit sad to miss both teaching and whatever that show was for… talent or … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Inspired by Real Events | Leave a comment

Juice Bags

A friend of mine, whose name, Jeremy, will remain nameless was recently cut off by a driver he referred to, out loud, as a “Douche Bag”.  With a momentary lapse of verbal judgement, he forgot his three elementary children were … Continue reading

Posted in cars, Education, Family, Inspired by Real Events | Leave a comment

Intros and Concussions

Sometimes, the best introduction ends with a  great concussion. Some of my brothers picked on me.  Since I was the youngest, it was pretty fun for them to  perform acts of unkindness.  Hanging me up from a tree while serving … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Family, Inspired by Real Events | Leave a comment

The Canned Goods

Showing up with a different stolen bike once a week, I remember one of my former students fondly.  After stealing the bikes, I’d catch him and provide a required lecture.  Following my half ass lecture, he always promised to return … Continue reading

Posted in crime, Education, Inspired by Real Events | Leave a comment

Overrated

Without disclosing how I voted, I find certain observations by the person who will hold the highest position in the world relatively overrated.  That doesn’t mean I necessarily agree with some people, places and things he believes to be overrated … Continue reading

Posted in cell phones, Education, Food/Cooking, gambling, Holidays, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ice Breakers

For many teachers and students, last week was the first day of school.  As a former teacher, from my perspective, it was always the best day of school, therefore, I’m summoning great nostalgia.  Special tactics, or “ice breakers” are required … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Inspired by Real Events | Leave a comment

Cleveland’s Costumes

With my back turned, listening from a distance (my kitchen) to the Republican National Convention, I was hearing a chant which caught my attention.  Turning from the shrimp filled saute pan, I swore I could distinctly hear, quite rhythmically, “Al-Co-Hol….Al-Co-Hol…Al-Co-Hol!” … Continue reading

Posted in alcohol, Education, Inspired by Real Events, politics | 3 Comments

Costa Robbery

My wife’s current place of employment, Deet Bug Spray, is sending her to Costa Rica for research regarding the recent malaria outbreak. She’s worried about the journey because she only speaks fluent English, a dose of French, some Gaelic, but … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Family, Food/Cooking, Travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s that Time of Rear Again

“Uranus is a dark, scary, gaseous planet.” C.O. Hanson Other than the “scary” adjective, those are the facts. A good friend of mine just had their annual colonoscopy.  Another good friend of mine teaches middle school. Those are also facts. … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Inspired by Real Events, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Striking Out

Teachers are striking in Seattle, and because I was a public school teacher for fifteen years, I’ve been respectfully asked by family and friends how I feel about the situation.  Being a former teacher should provide some validation regarding my … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Inspired by Real Events, money/finance | 1 Comment