Monthly Archives: October 2016

Thoughts on Divorce and Dating

I think I’m about as ready to date again as I’ll ever be. I have no dating prospects at the moment and I don’t know when that will change, but I’m not in a hurry; to hurry would be probably … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Subbing

Some observations after 5 (?) weeks of substitute teaching: – The paras shield you from the hardest tasks and give you the easiest students to work with. Don’t get too cocky and think you have this special education stuff down, … Continue reading

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Thursday

Sometimes subbing is rough: The kids don’t want to behave, and I leave school feeling like I spent all day telling people who aren’t paying attention to me to be quiet. That this narrative is a common one is a … Continue reading

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Sunday Poetry in the City

Poem alert, y’all. (Just a warning in case you either like or avoid such writings.) A local poetry group was meeting this Sunday at a library near me and I decided on a whim to join them. I think the … Continue reading

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Jobbers

It’s a grey morning outside, and the trees that are draped around the windows of my apartment are starting to turn yellow. I am subbing for a preschool class this afternoon, but this morning my schedule is open. I dropped … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Door

Divorce sometimes feels like sitting on the floor in an empty room. Like during a move, maybe, when you’ve cleaned out part of your space and it’s all empty and strange feeling, but you know if you got up off … Continue reading

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Old Papers

In my closet there are a couple of bags of papers for sorting and shredding that I have ignored for years. This weekend I finally am going through them, and as expected, there are some painful memories of the past … Continue reading

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