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A glimpse

When I got home this afternoon, the sun was out and the weather absolutely beautiful. I walked around the awakening garden, observing the resurrecting plants. I sat in our old rusted garden chair left by previous owners. I called an … Continue reading

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Seventeen Reasons Why Football Is Better Than High School

Because I will be retiring in June, I am going through boxes of files, dispersing some, recycling the rest. My goal is to leave my job on the very last day with no more than a shoebox. No schlepping of … Continue reading

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“That’s the point.”

I am retiring this year. A committee of my colleagues has gotten together to vet resumes to fill the position and today, the first of five finalists came in to teach a practice lesson and interview with different constituencies. I … Continue reading

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A writer’s palette

I created the image above as the students suggested the tools a writer uses in order to support their Why. I am retiring this year from teaching and one of the things I will miss a lot is writing on … Continue reading

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End of my last planning week

It is actually bittersweet (more sweet than bitter) that this is the last time I will experience a planning week. I will be retiring this June and will never again have to sit through so many meetings about lockers and … Continue reading

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No countdown here

This last week at school has been filled with a lot of packing and purging. The Humanities teachers will be moving their offices for the second year in a row as construction continues at school. This coming year is a … Continue reading

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Commissioned piece for a retiring colleague

For a colleague who is retiring, I was asked to put together an art piece. I asked all the faculty and staff to fill a small acrylic box with some symbol that was a wish or gratitude for this particular … Continue reading

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