Tag Archives: random thoughts

You’ve Done It, Too–Right?

“Everybody is somebody else’s weirdo.”–Scott Adams I know I’m a little unusual, a bit eccentric and–let’s face it–sometimes even downright weird (all of which has been previously well documented). I do inexplicable things that don’t always make sense to others–things that … Continue reading

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Bumfuzzled, Round Two

That hateful demon Insomnia has once more reared its ugly head, depriving me of the rejuvenating slumber that my aging body and mind so desperately need. And all the hours I should be spending in sweet dreams of turtle cheesecakes, … Continue reading

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Right Now, Someone Somewhere

I read somewhere recently that most time is wasted not in hours but in minutes. I can attest to that, for I have become quite adept lately at frittering away minute after lazy minute until entire days have disappeared–and often … Continue reading

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My Mind Has Been a Mess Lately

“You could have all the crazy thoughts you wanted, as long as you smiled and kept them to yourself.” –Mara Purnhagen, Past Midnight My mind has been a mess lately. The teachers and students have all gone home for the … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Tree of Knowledge to Spread a Few Branches My Way

I have so many questions about this strange life of mine and the even stranger world that surrounds me–and so few legitimate answers.  I keep waiting for wisdom to find me and unravel the mysteries that continue to plague and … Continue reading

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Emptying the Junk Drawer in My Brain

My family is important to me.  So are my friends, my students, my career and my health–and, Lord knows, I spend a tremendous amount of time, energy and effort worrying and fretting over these aspects of my life, especially when … Continue reading

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My Sunshine List

Every once in a while I have to pause . . . I have to slow down . . . I have to breathe deeply.  Every once in a while I have to close my eyes to the world’s many … Continue reading

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My Reinvention Plan: Mission Accomplished!

On New Year’s Eve a few months back, I reflected–with a considerable degree of disgust–on how far I had let myself go physically in the previous decade, and I was discouraged at the idea of entering into yet another year … Continue reading

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My Happy Place

Yesterday was one of “those” days.  You know the kind I’m talking about–the kind of day that starts with a pounding headache before you even open your eyes in the morning and ends 18 hours later with the same unrelenting … 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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