Monthly Archives: May 2012

It’s summer and I’m still thinking about school…

It’s summer, the semester ended not quite 10 days ago, and I’m still thinking about school and about my students. This is partly the effect of preparing for teaching ESY (extended school year) and realizing that 1) my job is … Continue reading

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Why I loathe spiritual dilettantes (or part 2 of what I call myself)

So back to how I ended up in the Greek Orthodox Church. First, the semester is over and I can sleep in tomorrow and wow am I in a really odd head-space. Thrilled to be getting a break, filled with … Continue reading

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It’s finals week. My brains are scattered…

It is finals week at my high school. “My high school.” Suddenly, that’s amusing. It’s not my high school, these are not my children, they aren’t always my students on my caseload. Now I realize, I do not feel that … Continue reading

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A made-up holiday

It was Mother’s Day in the U.S. today (Sunday May 13th). It’s a made-up holiday, but maybe that’s not a bad thing. I don’t know; I think it’s a bit silly myself, and thank heaven, my kids don’t make a … Continue reading

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What I call myself (but not why…yet)

The why will come later. Because it may take a while for me to figure the words out. I am an Eastern Orthodox Christian. A bad Orthodox Christian (sometimes really bad), but still, an Orthodox Christian. I was not born … Continue reading

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No ranting tonight, promise.

Today was the last day of evening school for this school year, and I’m happy. Money is nice but sometimes time is nicer. And it’s been a tough week at school, for lots of us and for reasons I am … Continue reading

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I probably shouldn’t post at night (warning: education rant to come) . . .

. . . but something is really tugging at me hard. When can we separate the horrible lives that too many of my students endure growing up from their being complete and utter jackasses making dumb decisions about their futures … Continue reading

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