things you don’t realize until you shave your head…

I can’t pull a t-shirt over my head nearly as well, because my skalp is like velcro. After gooping up my hands with gel after a shower: “Hey, I don’t need this!” There are drafts in certain rooms. My head doesn’t sit on my pillow as well. The dome is a little more sensitive to Read More …

Artifacts of the Schooldays: a new running blog category

So, after all of the recent digging around in my bedroom, I have come across many cool artifacts that I had never thought I would run into again.  Many of them were found stuffed into drawers with little concern for returning to them.  (We all know that feeling of stuffing items into a place just Read More …

Listening to my brother play “Password”

I overheard my brother and sister playing Password tonight, on my brother’s 13th birthday.  So, I chimed in one answer when I was refilling my glass of water: Sis: Bikini Bro: Girl Me: Model Bro: BABE! Sis: No, the word was model… Also witnessed tonight: my grandfather demonstrating the waltz (among other fancy dances) with Read More …

Suburban libraries need to step up the game.

How can I possibly even begin to start generating quizzes online and download them as .pdf’s if I only get a 10-15kbps downlaoad?  Seriously?  This reflects poorly on librarians not realizing what their roles are: providing easy access to information.  I can understand coffeeshop bandwidths being slow, but public libaries?  Come on, it’s not like Read More …

This is happening right now… Inauguration

So, I am in my Curriculum and Instruction class today during the inauguration… My professor asked if anyone was feeling particularly “teacherly”, and I responded with a half-shrug / raising of both of my hands as if to say, “Shouldn’t I always be?”  So, she asked me to manage the 50 or so college students Read More …

Rushed reflections & resolutions

From Colorado, in a professor’s house with fellow classmates, here are my rushed New Year’s reflections and resolutions: Make the absolute best of every moment of student teaching.  And I mean it.  I feel like I have a lot to prove already to my mentors/sponsors.  But I am ready to work.  Hard and with no Read More …