May 2008

  • A New Cereal on the Bookshelf

    I think I’d like to try this cereal. The box really sells the product. Too bad it doesn’t exist. It was made up by one of my students as part of an assignment. She did an excellent job on it. The assignment was to create a cereal based on a book. The students needed to […]

  • We Can’t Be

    “We can’t be characters in a story.” Why Not? “Because it would be a really boring story.” That’s a good argument. And the only thing I have to say to that is that perhaps your story hasn’t been told yet. The exciting parts are yet to come. You see, every character in every story has […]

  • I’m a Larissa Fan

    I don’t remember the last time I was so excited for someone to win a game show. But I must admit that for the past six episodes I have been sitting on the edge of my seat and cheering. And all of this for a contestant on Jeopardy. In the past, winners were only allowed […]

  • I See the Finish Line but I Look Back

    My fifth year of teaching is quickly coming to a close. I don’t want it to. It’s a strange feeling I’m having right now. In less than a month, the school year will be over. My classroom will be stripped bare and my students will move on. On the last day of school I am […]

  • A Visual Tour of My Run

    I had the chance to visit a friend’s cottage on the weekend. It was nice. There weren’t any paved roads there and my friend told me that even the airport had a dirt runway. So I laced up my running shoes and did something I don’t normally do. I took my camera along on my […]

  • Nothing

  • Wisdom Hiding in the Art

    All the world’s a stage,And all the men and women merely players:They have their exits and their entrances;And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.And then the whining school-boy, with his satchelAnd shining morning face, creeping like snailUnwillingly to school. […]

  • If It Weren’t For…

    My life has been shaped by seemingly small things. I have often pondered all the “If it weren’t for…” moments in my life. For example, I love being a teacher. It’s a great job and it feels like I was meant to be one. The strange thing is that I never would’ve become a teacher […]

  • Never Think PT 2

    So I was reading a collection of essays last week and I highlighted this passage. “Never think of taking a book with you. The object of walking is to relax the mind. You should therefore not permit yourself to even think while you walk. But divert your attention by the objects surrounding you. Walking is […]

  • Never Think

    As you know, I like to collect quotations. Often when I am reading, I stop at a passage that speaks to me and underline it. If it’s a library book, I keep a paper bookmark where I can write down something short and simple so that when I finish the book, I can go back […]