Monthly Archives: August 2011

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year… Back to school!  I’ve actually been back at work since the 3rd, but my students come back tomorrow.  I know that a lot of people complain about the start of the new school year … Continue reading

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Alternative Workouts (Or, Why I Will Never Join the Circus)

I get stuck in workout ruts pretty easily.  I do pretty much the same workouts every day, enjoy them, and know what to expect.  But I know that part of challenging myself is to step out on a limb and … Continue reading

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Annette Funicello Made Me Cry.

Every little girl has an idol.  Some girls have many. I wanted to be Judy Garland, chasing after John Truitt, riding the trolley, and doing the cakewalk with Tootie.  By extension, I wanted to be Margaret O’Brien, doing the cakewalk … Continue reading

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My Worst Night, Revisited

If you aren’t a teacher, you can’t know the love we feel for our students.  I didn’t really even know the extent of that love until three years ago tonight.  And every year for the rest of my life August … Continue reading

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