Only in California

We endured another Red Ribbon Week recently. There was an assembly with meth-head tooth porn. There was a door decorating contest, where the “leadership” class delivered red paper, cotton balls, glitter, and various other crafty-type items to all the homie base classrooms and wanted us to decorate our doors with a “Say NO to Drugs” […]

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Rerun: Sunny (2009)

Another fave student from the past story. This one is from 2009. Sunny. I have one class that has 20 girls and only 7 boys in it. Obviously this class has a different dynamic, as they say, from my other classes… (Grammar Tip: I just backspaced, and changed “different…than” to “different…from.” It’s “larger than,” and […]

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Talk Faster

Faculty Meeting day. My new name is Faculty Bleating. That’s mine. I have proof in a text to the wife. So don’t even go trying to make it viral and claim credit. Every faculty meeting reminds me of Dr. K. I was “diagnosed” with ADHD back when it was called being hyper, and the Ritalin dosages […]

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The New Fad

Thunk! “Woah!” Thunk! “Ahhh.” Thunk! “Yaaay!” It’s before school, and I am trying to get a little last-minute shuteye before the hordes descend. Thunk! Thunk! “Nooooo!” My room is close to the “activity” quad, and it was quiet out there a couple of minutes ago, but now… Crinkle, crinkle. Thunk! “Oooohh!” What the…? Finally, I have […]

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