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Sleepiness Cannot Win

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The big question of my life today was this: can I stay awake all the way through choir? It seemed unlikely. I got up at 5:30 and met my dad for breakfast at 6:30. I then went to a business meeting. I was stood up, actually, and the tea was made with water that had […]

Kitchen Nightmares

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I’ve had a week of classes now. My classes seem particularly excellent this term, and my summer class did as well. There are three possibilities: We are using happiness as our group topic rather than global warming, and this just makes everyone so cheerful that we naturally have fun and get more out of class. […]

Rough Week

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

I’ve had a rough week. Not a bad week, but it sort of went on for a long time and had lots of stuff in it. My husband’s 4:22 alarm clock is probably the main thing, frankly. I always end up sleep deprived and Not at My Best when I have to get up with […]

Faculty Meeting

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I went and sat through the Division meeting at the college. “Sat through” is really the only term for it. The whole division of fine arts and communication was there, and we¬†had a lot of speakers. A dozen, probably. Each of them felt that he or she had something really important to say, some had […]

Global Warming

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Yesterday was a work day. I’ve nearly finished one of the two online classes I have to do (leaving aside the one I was supposed to do for KSURF and haven’t yet completed. FreshPlans continues to have affiliate sales every day, but the traffic is beginning to tail off a bit. We rode the crest […]

The Speech

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

We’re beginning our research papers in my writing classes. Here you see the sayings I have on my office wall: “Never try to teach a pig to sing! It wastes your time and annoys the pig.” “If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research.” The problems my students are having probably […]

Tables and Columns

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I’m reading Joan Hess’s Muletrain to Maggody, which is set in a fictional hamlet near the real town where Hess and I both live. I like Hess’s books, but Suwanda was saying yesterday that they were offensive. They do rather play up to stereotypes of our region. I sort of feel like it’s okay since […]

Victorious Accomplishments

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

One Christmas, an aunt and uncle sent my family a gift, saying that they didn’t intend to start a regular gift exchange with us and we shouldn’t feel we needed to reciprocate, but we’d had so many exciting things going on that year… something like that. #2 son, who was little at the time, said, […]

Avoiding Christmas Songs

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Rampaige is suffering from a surfeit of “The Little Drummer Boy” because she works in a place that mandates the continual playing of a top 40 Christmas music station. She has decided, based on this daily trial, to avoid Christmas songs in her home life. Big mistake. What she needs is more variety. For example, […]

Wednesday November 19, 2008

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The sky looked pretty great at school. We have only two more weeks of classes. The rough draft of the big research paper is due on Tuesday and the final draft on the following Tuesday, and there are just four actual instructional¬†days left. I think that all of the students have improved. Those who came […]

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