#188: The Long Drive

As I write this post, I'm hours away from heading on a long drive up to a different neck of the woods in Connecticut. I likely won't have the chance to spend much time not driving today, considering the length of this drive. It's a fairly normal commute that I take on Fridays or Saturdays, … Continue reading #188: The Long Drive

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Shame

Teacher of the year, teacher of the year who deserves to be teacher of the year? Is it the newbie, struggling in solitude, toiling on lesson plans on a Monday midnight, pushed into submission by fellow teachers and students alike, ready to burst into flames on a moment's notice? Or the one who remains I … Continue reading Shame

Future

What's out there? Is there anyone else around? Listen. What to hope for, what to dream for, a mystery to me Nothing on the horizon, the sun is all but gone Shambling from town to town, a forgetful husk waits for Fridays and Saturdays at the expense of his Mondays and Tuesdays When the weekend … Continue reading Future

Silence

Sometimes, being silent is virtuous. It's easy, especially when you've been wronged. Ignoring rather than engaging, casting aside rather than letting it infect you. Sometimes, it's better to wait. Waiting for people to realize exactly what went wrong, when it went wrong, why it went wrong. To engage directly with their faults and misbehaviors. To … Continue reading Silence