the story so far

Hesitation

I have become the master of hesitation. Whether it's deciding to put metaphorical pen to paper and write a damn post, or grading the papers I need to for school, or getting the exercise in to prepare for the Camino, or doing the soul searching it takes to make the big decisions in life... oh… Continue reading Hesitation

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yo ho a teacher's life for me

Taking the Piss

That's a phrase I learned when I visited Europe. We don't say that here, but I've enjoyed it since I first heard it (like a great deal of other European phraseology). Anyway, I've learned recently that a fantastic way to brighten my day is to have a few private laughs entirely of my own. As… Continue reading Taking the Piss

memory lane

My First Memory

Five o’clock pm of July 26 was the time of my first breath in this world. It was 1991, and we were in northern Idaho. My first memories were not emblazoned upon my mind for years to come. We moved to the east coast when I was two years old, which didn’t leave much to… Continue reading My First Memory

yo ho a teacher's life for me

Machiavelli for the Second Grade

I may have said this before, but the term "terrible two's" was never meant to indicate two year olds. What it was truly a warning of, my friends, is second graders. However, I have finally come to a realization which I am sure will continue to help me in my second grade classroom management. One… Continue reading Machiavelli for the Second Grade