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More Metaphors for my Teaching Journey

I was cleaning out my “Camera Uploads” folder on Dropbox and moving the pictures to my computer. I hadn’t done this in a while and had been meaning to do so. As I was doing this, I came across this picture of myself and Wes Fryer from October, 2013. My first reaction to the picture was, “Wow! I cannot believe that I got so heavy. I can really see that in this picture.” You see, I have been working with a nutrition coach to improve my eating and get to a healthier weight. I have lost about 45 pounds since just before Thanksgiving, 2013. I still have a ways to go to reach my goal. I am closer to a healthier weight than when I began. My eating habits have changed. However, over the last few weeks (well, maybe most of the summer), I have stalled in my efforts. The stalling is due to how I have been eating over […]

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Fixing the Lawn

The grubs are back in our yard. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of dealing with grubs (yes, that’s sarcasm there), let me give you a brief clue of what you are missing. We have patches of dead grass in our yard. The grubs (the worm form of Japanese Beetles) have eaten the roots of the good grass away and the grass has died. Of course, the weeds are still there. (Figures – they couldn’t eat the dandelions or the other weeds in our grass, could they? Then they’d be a little useful anyway.) The only way to fix the problem is to get rid of the dead grass and plant new grass, plus treat the rest of the yard for the grubs. We had grubs when we first moved into our house 12 years ago and we had been good about treating for grubs after that. But the last 2-3 summers, we haven’t treated for […]

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Mid-Career Crisis

Well, I have finally up and done it.  I have started blogging.  I suppose this was bound to happen.  I suppose I ought to give a bit of an introduction and why I’m here, but it will take some time.  So, I’ll start with the homework issue that we started with last night. I have taught for 18 years – all but one at the high school level.  I spent last year (08-09) teaching 7th and 8th grade math and I had also taught 8th grade math earlier in my career at a 7-12 high school.  I have never been really happy with how I’ve done homework.  In reality, there are a lot of things I’m not happy with at the moment (hence the title), but I’ll get into those over the next few weeks. I had started on Twitter in the fall and winter, but got away from it in the spring – things had gotten too busy and […]

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