#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

Test

Testing, one... two... three... Silence, Everyone silent This is a test, remember Take your test ticket, sign in, wait quietly; don't forget to be quiet, quiet as a bug, motionless and easily squished beneath pressure "How do Victor's actions develop the story's theme?" "Which detail from the text best supports your answer?" "How does this … Continue reading Test

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