Report Card Day (Rerun 2011)

We just finished the first quarter. I know, really? That was so fast. Glad it’s not just me. ¬†Anyway, grades get sent home this week. “Looks like you should start doggin’ the mailman around Thursday.” That used to be my standard joke line whenever it was report card time. You know, the old intercepting the […]

OMG, It’s been THAT long? Can I get extra credit?

Our schedule sort of time-shifted forward this year. We started earlier in August, partly because a portion of our latest raise after over a year without a contract was in exchange for a few extra “staff development” days at the front end (I could start a whole ‘nother blog about those babies), and partly because […]

No Imagination: Off Topic Questions Part 2

One of my standard lines I use when I get frustrated with the “I’m confused’s” and the I’ve-only-said-this-10-times-already’s is, “I thought mankind was supposed to be evolving, where each generation gets smarter than the previous one. We seem to be DE-volving around here.” A gold star if you recognize the Devo reference. Of course, the […]

Time to Confess

I know it’s been a while since I posted. I even have a little backlog of material. I just haven’t had a lot of time for blogging lately because I … well… I… It’s time to confess what I’ve been doing. In the past year or so, I have developed a new hobby that I […]

“You’re Doing So Well Now!”

I don’t remember whether I mentioned it here or not, but I was told at the beginning of the year that my STICK had generated a parent call of concern, and that I was advised not to wield said stick in front of the kids any more. “Some kids say they’re intimidated,” was the line […]

Received! I Meant Received!

D’oh. Too much skating and too many naps make Jack a dull boy, it would seem. And by Jack I mean me. First day back for us after a blissful two weeks, and everybody in Homie Base has lots to share. It heartens me that so few of ¬†the stories were mere bragging about gifts. […]

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