Teachers and Our Breaks: Will Work to Catch One or Two

For a teacher, the last Sunday night of a break is always bitter sweet. I’m anxious to get back to a routine. I miss having my coffee in my classroom. I almost miss being exhausted at the end of the day from dealing with Trouble Timmy and Annoying Arthur…and their parents. I crave that potential at the start of a unit. We’re about to get … Continue reading Teachers and Our Breaks: Will Work to Catch One or Two

JPP and Playing Injured: Heroic or Stupid?

Last night I watched a little bit of the Giants vs. Dolphins game. I’m not a huge Giants fan, but Eli is on the team. And since Eli was on my team at Ole Miss, we cheer for Eli’s team. Plus, they have OBJ, and the dude proves there’s hope for those of us under six-feet-tall. I’m not insinuating that there’s still hope for me, just … Continue reading JPP and Playing Injured: Heroic or Stupid?

Growing up is an Acquired Taste

I am a coffee drinker. I am a black coffee drinker. I always say, “My grandfather was a cop, and my dad was in the Navy. If you drank coffee, you drank it black or you didn’t drink it at all.” My father was in the Navy and my grandfather was a cop, but part about black coffee only isn’t necessarily one hundred percent true. It’s just got … Continue reading Growing up is an Acquired Taste

Blogs are for Suckers

Lord. I can’t tell you how many blogs I’ve had in the past. I would get this strong sense where I desperately wanted to write something, wanted to publish something for someone—not sure who—but someone to at least have the opportunity to read. Maybe subconsciously I was looking to satisfy my own self gratuitous nature by posting something and believing someone would read it. Isn’t that … Continue reading Blogs are for Suckers