Monthly Archives: January 2011

My Reinvention Plan: One Month Later

This is the end of the first month of “My Reinvention Plan.”  Thirty days ago I announced to the world my New Year’s resolution of losing 20 pounds by the end of the year.  After several years of lounging in … Continue reading

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Pity Party Pep Talk

Today is my birthday, a fact that I can’t escape, a truth that I can’t deny.  I should be celebrating, kicking up my heels.  After all, there will probably be a few well wishes, a little attention and, if I’m … Continue reading

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Just Me Being Honest (Apologies in Advance)

You are hereby given fair warning that: If you are texting on your cell phone while walking through a mall and accidentally fall head-first into the fountain, then people are going to laugh . . . a lot.  Instead of … Continue reading

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There’s Just Something About a Snow Day

Few events in the career of a teacher match the unbridled joy, the pure magic, the absolute perfection of a snow day. Sure, we love those “Aha!” moments when we witness the lightbulbs coming on in our students’ eyes, and … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Makes Me Crazy

It was bad enough that I had to make a trip to the local Wal-Mart on a Saturday afternoon–not exactly how I wanted to spend my day off.  Even worse, it was the first Saturday of the month, which would … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

I hate when people lie to me.  Unfortunately, it happens much too often (and, most likely, more often than I even realize).  I can understand those who lie to try to get out of trouble or forestall punishment–I don’t agree … Continue reading

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I Resolve to Eat More Mangoes

Like millions of other Americans, I usually ring in the New Year by reflecting on the year gone by and dreaming about the year to come.  And like millions of other Americans, I usually resolve to make a few changes … Continue reading

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