December 2007

  • Best Christmas Gift

    One of the best television shows ever has finally come to DVD. My So-Called Life is a classic show in all aspects of the word. It was released earlier this year and I had to fight with myself not to run right to the store and pick it up. I put it on my Christmas […]

  • Happy New Year

    I hope everyone has a Happy New Year. I have really enjoyed my Christmas break. I look forward to seeing you here in 2008. I will resume my regular posting schedule next week. All The Best in 2008!

  • Best & Worst of 2007

    Here it is. My year-end Best & Worst list. THE BEST OF 2007 Best new T.V. show – Torchwood My favourite T.V. shows on the air right now all debuted last season. I have tried watching some of the new shows this season but there aren’t really many that capture my interest. I didn’t stick […]

  • Merry Christmas to All

    Merry Christmas everyone! I wish you all the best this holiday season. I will be taking most of the next week off from blogging to enjoy the holidays. I will post a farewell to 2007 entry and maybe another entry or two. I will start my regular posting routine again when school starts back up […]

  • Sad Drive Through the Valley

    I took a trip on a new thoroughfare today and it was a really depressing trip. The ride was quick and uneventful. I made amazing time. I drove from Grimsby to the Hamilton Mountain in minutes. I had been avoiding this new expressway as a silent protest. But today, with the pressures of Christmas shopping […]

  • Rap Music Isn’t Music

    I come across this mind state all the time. This latest instance was at a small Christmas get together at a colleague’s house. Almost everyone there was a teacher. I was in one of those small conversations that start up at these things. There was a first year teacher, a high school principal, a veteran […]

  • A Teacher on the Front Page – And It’s Good News!

    I was pleasantly surprised to see a teacher on the front page of the newspaper this morning. The story is about how Dino Crapsi has made a difference in his classroom and community. This is the picture of Dino Crapsi that appeared on the front page today. It is a bit hard to tell from […]

  • Ecophobia – We Are All Doomed!

    I came across the term “ecophobia” recently while reading an article about “green classrooms.” Now being green is the politically correct thing to do. I have nothing against conserving and being respectful to the planet. I have done so since I was a child. I have always recycled. I don’t litter. I don’t waste water. […]

  • Destroying Our Sense of Closure

    Why do Networks do this? Why do they destroy our sense of closure? I quite frankly have had enough of this! I enjoy watching television. I need it some nights. After a long day of work, I like to come home, lie down on the couch and relax. I love watching hour-long drama series and […]

  • Musical Triumph

    Last night was the annual Christmas concert at my school. It was amazing. After a month and a half of struggles, trials, and tribulations, it seems that all our hard work paid off. We combined the Grade 3 and 4 classes this year to do one song. We sang “Up on a Housetop” but we […]