Chapman: Party of a Million
Lord, where have I been this past week? It’s almost been a week since I’ve posted anything. Defeats the purpose of having my own site (notice how I’m avoiding calling this a blog when that’s what it is…) if I don’t post anything. So, what’s been occupying my time? Class. I’m back at it, trying to finish my MA. I’ve taken a brief hiatus from … Continue reading Chapman: Party of a Million
15 Things “They” Banned From Us to Make Our Lives, Like Miserable. SMH
I recently spent a day in the front office of our school completing a project to assist in class choices. Because most people do not find that sort of thing entertaining, I’m going to bypass the details of this project and merely discuss a thought or two I had while being present in the office. I was reminded about all that goes on in a … Continue reading 15 Things “They” Banned From Us to Make Our Lives, Like Miserable. SMH
Stupid Be What Stupid Do
I’ve recently re-discovered the joys of getting a nice little delivery van load of news in the morning through the Skimm and their email system. I wake up. Get a shower. Open my email on my phone, and read about stuff. It’s the American Dream. And if there was a water-cooler-discussion-worthy story on the American Dream, you’d be able to read about it in The Skimm’s … Continue reading Stupid Be What Stupid Do
Worthwhile Wednesday: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Did you catch the State of the Union last night? I watched it while I cooked some lunch for the rest of the week. I’m one of those people who cooks and eats the same thing for lunch every day. Wonder what that says about me. When politics are at the doorstep, they usually travel with an entourage of agenda and spin. Well, I went into the … Continue reading Worthwhile Wednesday: Do You Hear What I Hear?
There’s Always More to a Story
It’s amazing how long it takes to post a blog post comes when your actual job starts taking priority. Oh, how I miss those days of lethargic lounging during the winter holidays having time to write. Since I’ve found a minute or two, I guess I’ll try to write some thoughts down. Towards the end of 2015, Netflix jumped on the true crime bandwagon and produced an … Continue reading There’s Always More to a Story
The Coaching Affect/Effect
This year’s football coaching merry-go-round has been quite interesting. From college to the pros, vacancies have been opened and closed faster than a cheap motel. NFL Coaches Go ‘Round on the Coaching-Go-Round Here’s a quick glance at what coaches have either been asked to leave, made to leave, or left on their own. First, the New York Football Giants coach Tom Coughlin has resigned. Nothing like … Continue reading The Coaching Affect/Effect
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
Worthwhile Wednesday: New Year’s Resolutions?
Do people still make resolutions? I know the morning shows and talk shows always bring them up. I mean, they need something to talk about at the end of a calendar year. Why not talk about all the things you plan on doing (but probably won’t) in the upcoming year? Are New Year’s resolutions still an actual thing, or is it something that people merely … Continue reading Worthwhile Wednesday: New Year’s Resolutions?
Worthwhile Wednesday: The Attack on Huckleberry Finn
Have you seen the (poorly written) article in The Huffington Post about the school in Pennsylvania that chose to ban Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? It says that the black students were made uncomfortable by the language in the book. Art Hall, principal of the school in Wynnewood, says the book’s use of racial slurs was “challenging for some students, who felt the school was not being inclusive.” … Continue reading Worthwhile Wednesday: The Attack on Huckleberry Finn
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?