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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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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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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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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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Oh yeah, the blog…

It’s five days into the new school year, but it may as well be fifty.  At least, that’s what it feels like.  The bike-riding metaphor being overused and, frankly, much too pleasant to explain the going-back-to-school phenomenon for a teacher, … Continue reading

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A Working Vacation

When I ran screaming and tearing my clothes off twenty days ago to celebrate the end of another school year, visions of sleeping in, lounging at the pool, and watching movies danced in my head. No work for the whole … Continue reading

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