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No Nipple Twisting, Please

A skinny, floppy-haired Senior darkened my doorway this morning.  He’s coming from Jeanday Friday’s video production class – the class that broadcasts announcements and shows to the building, 6th -12th grade. “I have a question.  Is it appropriate to twist … Continue reading

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Tales From the Teacher’s Lounge: Cock in the House

I’m preparing my lesson plans for next week during our morning half-hour planning time.  Minding my own business, you know, working.  At work. I hear Farm Girl’s voice and from the top of my glasses see her sauntering toward mine and Jeandayfriday’s … Continue reading

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Silencing the Valley Voice

My son found out about my blog.  I was afraid this was going to happen eventually, and the day is here.  Now I don’t know what to do. The little sneak was listening in on my conversation with one of … Continue reading

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Tales From the Teacher’s Lounge: Farm Girl and the Gun Wound

Last week I was lamenting the dangers of being in the teaching profession what with the intruder drills, fire drills, paralyzing stench of body odor…you know.  However, this week I have to say that I’m glad I’m a teacher instead … Continue reading

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Teacher Training – Trouble in the Trenches

When I entered college, a doe-eyed, innocent teenager, and began my teacher training courses, I could havel never imagined that twenty years later I would be trained as a special forces agent ready for combat. At the university I was trained … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Shirt

Sorry to bother all of you but I have lost my new ladies, gray, V-neck, size LX t-shirt that has a SV patch on the left shoulder that I got last week (or was it the week before). I had … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Bull Balls (Revisited)

I used to have a blog titled “brainvomit,” on which I posted a piece with the above title.  It was in a series I did that I liked to call “Tales From the Teacher’s Lounge.”   I thought of this piece … Continue reading

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Tales From the Teacher’s Lounge: The Day of Awkward

It’s often awkward in the teacher’s lounge.  People in there sometimes talk disparagingly about colleagues you like.  What do you say?  Or the reverse:  they LOVE colleagues who you think are less than stellar.  But never in the history of … Continue reading

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To Snark or Not to Snark…That is the Question

In the Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, tenth edition, published in 1993, the definition of “snarky” is “to annoy, to irritate.”  On of my favority synonyms for the word is “crotchety.” Snarky, of late, has become a more popular term, at least around … Continue reading

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