Category Archives: blog posts

Should Have Been a Perfect Moment

A couple of years ago, a student complained that I had accepted him as a follower on my Instagram account, but hadn’t followed him back. He explained to me (in decent enough English that I was impressed at his debating … Continue reading

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Resolution To One Issue

In case I left anyone hanging by not concluding my story about my poorly functioning mouse, I just wanted to clue you in on the resolution. I was pretty sure I was going to get a replacement, I just didn’t … Continue reading

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A Funny Story

And today we will barbecue.  When I type it like that, it sounds so momentous and profound, or at least as profound as grilling meat can be.  Though it really isn’t me, I have seen people take it to an … Continue reading

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Leftovers

Upon waking and opening my refrigerator door, I spotted the leftover Chinese food and thought it would make a good breakfast.  Then I spotted the leftover pizza and thought it too would make a great breakfast.  Then my eyes drifted … Continue reading

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What Your Amazon Wish List Says About You

I don’t know exactly how it started, but we were having a family discussion about Amazon wish lists.  I think my mother was wondering what to buy my sister for her birthday.  My mother knew that I had a wish … Continue reading

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When There’s Nothing to Write About

Having no thoughts on where or how to start and stop this thing, you can expect a bit of a ramble. I haven’t been writing much.  This is probably due to the mourning of my cat and the heaviness I … Continue reading

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Getting the Mail

If I were writing for a book, I would say that I taught from a loft, surrounded by multiple computer screens with a big panoramic window overlooking the water.  That would sound good and add an extra layer to the … Continue reading

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Morning Reading

My mornings used to be rushed to get myself out of bed, clean, fed, and on the bus.  It was on the bus that I had time to relax, read, and even do some lesson planning.  I’ve chronicled this many … Continue reading

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Lots to Talk About

In the bleakest moments, people need to shine their brightest.  I am not sure that things are truly bleak, but they are a far cry from good.  What I can say is that I have not been doing my best … Continue reading

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Happy Friday Everyone

I used to have a coworker who would say this every Friday morning.  Sometimes it was sarcastic and sometimes quite genuine–I also had a coworker who called Thursday Friday Junior–but that is another story. On both Friday and Monday, I … Continue reading

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