Category Archives: Trying too hard?

Why I failed at grad school.

I have a master’s in secondary education with a specialty in special education. And I thought I was done with school forever because if there was one thing I had learned my first go round, it was that going to … Continue reading

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Doing What We’re Supposed To Do…

THIS POST IS FOR MY FELLOW ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS. Not that others can’t read it, but it really is for those who hold my spiritual values. As my practically perfect oldest son Samuel can attest, I truly believe that we Orthodox … Continue reading

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I had to leave . . .

I thought 2013 was going to be a good year, or at least a decent year. Then, on January 2nd of what ended up being a grim sort of year, my husband was let go with about 20 other coworkers. … Continue reading

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“I never know what I’m saying…”

Sometimes, I don’t even know what I’m feeling either. Or maybe it’s too many things at one time and I need to be still and process them. Because the state I’m in starts school in mid-August, teachers report in 9 … Continue reading

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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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