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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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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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Thanks(giving) for the Memories

With Thanksgiving coming up in a couple days it’s natural to become nostalgic of Thanksgivings past spent in the company of family and friends.  Or family and complete strangers, if you ever had Thanksgiving at my house growing up. Mom … Continue reading

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And I Ran (I ran so far away….couldn’t get away)

I can run and run till face turns blue, but I can’t get away from you…run on sentences. Even in a college level composition course I find so many run-ons and fragments it’s so aggravating, and frustrating.  Although I review the … Continue reading

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The Annoying Day

You ever have a day that’s just out-and-out annoying as hell?  Welcome to my day.  Pardon me while I vent about all of the completely trivial but annoying events of my morning. 1.  I forgot to put my towel next … Continue reading

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This hurts me more than it hurts you…

Today is our Senior’s last day of school.  The mood is light hearted but bittersweet, nostalgic. And they walked into my room third period for their last day.  And I had to crush them.  It pained me to do it.  … Continue reading

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Research Paper Blues

They are counting down.  T-minus 8 school days and counting until graduation. My students’ drafts of their 8-10 page research papers were due yesterday.  This is a second-semester, freshman level college composition course.  While the students are physically taking the … 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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