Being Done

I’ve never been so pleased to call myself unemployed in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve come to love teaching. It’s just that the particular teaching situation I’ve been in for the past year and a bit has been pretty sucky. But as of six hours ago, I’m a free woman! As I was … More Being Done

Kayaking

Yesterday I had a choice to make. I could either go on a lovely fall hike with a bunch of friends and new acquaintances, or I could go kayaking with my sister and b-i-l and maybe some others. I’ve been hiking, lots. I’ve never been kayaking. The decision was fairly easy. So today I went … More Kayaking

Lessons Learned

I’m not sure if I teach more lessons as a teacher, or learn more. This week alone I’ve taught so much. In history we discussed coats of arms and designed our own, populating them with symbols of our values. We also learned local history of New Hampshire. I taught early algebra in math class – … More Lessons Learned

Monologue

I’m a sucker for a good monologue. I always have been, whether it’s Shakespeare or Mulder, Plato or Scully. Oh, you’re seeing the connection here? Yes. I’m a sucker for the X-Files too. And X-Files monologues? Be still my heart… My sister and I and some others were watching X-Files again (tis the season) and … More Monologue

Wine, wine, wine

I really like wine. The dryer the better. The more chilled the better. The larger amounts, …you get the gist. Do you know what wine really helps with? All the whining. True story. I like to wine so I don’t whine. I think I end up whining frequently anyway – which is exactly what I … More Wine, wine, wine

Daydreams

I’ve been musing – what’s the difference between our daydreams and our aspirations? Is there a real difference or is it just a matter of which things we choose to pursue? Does it all originate as a daydream and later become an aspiration – how does this work? Sometimes I think I know what my … More Daydreams