Category Archives: confrontation

Taking It All In Stride

I was asked to Substitute on Thursday. Then the person requested a change and asked me to substitute Tuesday.  On Monday, the person asked me to wait and see, only to come back later and say, maybe it could be … Continue reading

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A Novel Way to Catch Some Shuteye

If you sit in the teacher’s room, you might think that the students’ goals, besides learning, are to frustrate and confuse the teacher. The truth is, more often than not, I really think they are trying to entertain me. If … Continue reading

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The Full Brunt of Karma, In This lifetime or the Next

I remember not being overly kind (read childishly cruel) to the substitute teachers in my life. Childishly cruel is probably better described as bratty or disdainful or angsty or some other word that explains the eye rolling and defiant attitude … Continue reading

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While Walking to the Subway

I don’t have a perfect moment today, but rather a weird one. I hope my dozen or so readers won’t be annoyed by this.  I expect the perfect moment to return tomorrow.  Then again, who knows what the universe has … Continue reading

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