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Why Teachers Hate Parents

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in General | 4 comments

Not all parents, mind you. We just hate those parents who think a.) we don’t care about your kids, b.) we don’t have feelings so it is okay to write snotty emails before attempting to host a civil conversation, c.) it is a debate or democracy when it comes to what I saw your kid do. No, if I saw it, it happened, no voting on whether or not...

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Gillian’s List 1

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in General | 0 comments

Saturday, September 17, 2011 Work out at gym with Fierce Laundry Clean ceiling fans and dust/vacuum bedrooms Make chili and vegetarian enchiladas Finish sorting books to give away (step one in Project Out of State) Respond to irate parent emails, explaining that there is no extra credit, since that would encourage students to not do the actual course work....

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Little snapshot of my Real Simple essay submission

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in General | 3 comments

I have come to love where we are different, and to cherish how resiliently himself Fierce is. I am grateful my attempts to change him failed, because it’s given me a second, unmerited chance to unconditionally love him for himself, as he is, as other, rather than to enjoy him as some Frankenstein of my own confused making.  

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It Doesn’t Get Better Than This

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in General | 2 comments

So, per my last post, my mom was sending me imaginary texts. Imagine my surprise when I saw this in my inbox this morning: Before everyone has me committed to the looney bin, let me share some text messages that I sent the birthday girl on Saturday nite.: Me:  Wat r ur plans for tomorrow? Mighty:  Um maybe nothing why wats up Me: We have a cake for...

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