Friday Five

[Originally Published 06.22.2013] Whew! This first week of summer vacation flew by! I planned to write several blog post this week but they never came into fruition. So, here’s a Friday Five post with this week’s highlights. Sorry for the long post… 1. Fathers’ Day. I’m not a fan of breakfast in bed. I am, … More Friday Five

Modern Dads?

[Originally Published 06.15.2013] This week I picked up a copy of ParentingOC magazine. The cover caught my attention. “Modern Dads” — I thought, “Finally, dads are going to get some credit for the things we do.” Too often in the media nowadays, dads are portrayed as clueless, incompetent, idiots. The article was going to cover … More Modern Dads?

Then and Now: A reflection after teaching for 10 years

[Originally Published 06.07.2013] This week, my school district and teachers association hosted their annual “End of the Year Celebration.” Here, they award the Teachers of the Year from each school, recognize teachers who have reached Years of Service milestones, and honor the retirees from the district. This year was my 10th year teaching. The food … More Then and Now: A reflection after teaching for 10 years

“Hoo” Else Feels Like This Right Now?

[Originally Published 06.04.2013] I’m in the final stretch of the school year…. I don’t know why, but these last few weeks of school have been ridiculously busy… evenings, especially. In addition to planning lessons and grading, There have been a lot of school functions to attend. If I’m not attending a school function as a … More “Hoo” Else Feels Like This Right Now?

Where Are You From?

[Originally Published 05.29.2013] I saw this video on FB this afternoon. My wife and I had a good laugh but it got me thinking… Although it’s been a long time, I’ve been asked “Where are you from?” many times. This question sometimes came in the form of “What are you?” As a kid, the question … More Where Are You From?

Fifteen Years

[Originally Published 05.24.2013] Yesterday was our 15-year Wedding Anniversary! Yesterday, May 23rd, also marked the day we first started dating 19 years ago. It’s weird… It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long but at the same time, it feels like we’ve been with each other forever. It’s a good thing. We met during my … More Fifteen Years