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Bring it on hard.

There’s stuff that people really like to be hard.  Like ice if you’re going fishing in January, or liquor.  Plenty of people like hard liquor.  I can think of other stuff, too, but I’d like to keep this a PG-13 … Continue reading

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The Empty Locker Breakdown

I grabbed the little guy’s sweaty palm and brushed a couple of pop tart crumbs off the Jeff Gordon t-shirt.  We walk through the doors and introduce ourselves to the Pre-school teacher.  She leads him to a little table full … Continue reading

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My Shitty First Draft

Currently I find little to be excited about in public education.  Between the standardized testing, the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, the Common Core curriculum, and the 7am start time, I’ve begun to become a little, disillusioned shall we say, … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams (Deferred)

Digging through a stack of clothes on my closet floor, I find the pink thermal underwear.  I put them on under a pair of particularly loose jeans.  The long-sleeved thermal T-shirt came next, on top of which I layered a … Continue reading

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Tales From the Teacher’s Lounge: The Cock Strikes Again

On Monday I had to drive to Cleveland for a Dr’s appointment.  I drove two hours (through Akron in rush hour traffic) up there and an hour and a half back for a 10 minute appointment.  Seriously.  Ten minutes. I … 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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Make It Count!

7.8 seconds is not a lot of time.  I can’t Name That Tune in 7.8 seconds.  I’m pretty sure I can’t sign my name legibly in that amount of time.  It would take me longer to fix myself a cup 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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Child Porn on a Shopping Bag

So I went shopping on Black Friday.  I know, I know.  I swore that I was Just Sayin’ No to the usually crowded, smelly, sweaty experience that characterizes the Black Friday crowds, but it couldn’t be helped. Jay got a … Continue reading

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