Category Archives: Teaching

The Optimism of June (or 22 Junes of Practice)

These last couple of days have been nice, having wrapped up paperwork and gotten to relax some.  I thought this recent Frazz comic from Jef Mallett caught something of the end-of-school-year reality.  I’m sure there’s a commencement address or two … Continue reading

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“Rise Up, Oh Sleeper”

Well, I think I’m “done” enough that I can enjoy some summer vacation for a few days.  All of the necessary paperwork is done, for sure.  I’ll have to pick up some threads next week.  It’s been a good day, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: This is a What?

This week’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is a great reminder of the sliding scale of public generational consciousness. (image from gocomics.com)

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“The Days are Just Packed” No More?

One of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strips (and collections) involves a long summer day with Calvin’s final comment of how “the days are just packed.”  I think most of us feel that way . . . and most … Continue reading

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Life by the Right Rule

Perhaps the most wonderfully frustrating thing about Andy Crouch’s The Tech-Wise Family is its reminder that daily life matters.  It is in the day-in and day-out, Crouch asserts, that something like character is formed. For Crouch, the family is key … Continue reading

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Temporary Vocational Stretch

Because of changes and restructuring at work, I’ll be taking a temporary vocational stretch in the fall.  The conversation has been mostly in-house at this point, which is fine by me.  It will require me to work on some of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: A Rhyme Too Soon

I feel like I’ve been there before.  If only summer had started one minute earlier. Or, perhaps, teachers’ dirty looks know no season. (image from gocomics.com)

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