Monthly Archives: May 2016

Fun with Bathroom Humor

Fun with Classroom Bathroom Humor… a Memorial Day Special Many years ago I had a student in my sophomore English class I will call Gerry.  Because that was his name.  Gerry was one of those students a colleague of mine … Continue reading

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How to Comment on Schools

How to Comment on Schools As a former teacher with 31 years of experience teaching junior and senior high English, I am continually faced with an onslaught of comments about education.  Whether in the paper, on social media, or television, … Continue reading

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2016 Motorcycle trips and adventures – Fifth Draft

 Looking for a ride destination?  Here is what I have planned so far, although “planned” is a bit of stretch.  The fall one is still under development, (other than the dates) but the late July trip is pretty much done.    … Continue reading

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Me, Kareem, and Mycroft

Me, Kareem, and Mycroft I’ve never been into sports heroes, autographs, or famous people in general. The value of the autograph of someone you’ve known for less than 30 seconds and will never see again has eluded me. The author’s … Continue reading

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A Great Day on Whidbey Island

First ride of length  (in terms of hours) on my new Triumph.   I was accompanied by my friend Marv Travis.  Marv is a great riding companion because he is very skilled, and also does not care a jot about where … Continue reading

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Jury Duty Day 1: Silence, Smokers, and Camping on Downtown Seattle

Day 1 of Jury Duty: Silence, Smokers, and Camping in Downtown Seattle I am currently enjoying (yes, really) the adventure of being called for King County Superior Court Duty. Not for the first time. About 20 years ago I was … Continue reading

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