Nothing like a little gratuitous geek reference. Well, my admin finally ironed out the issue with my fifth period class, and now it’s a much more manageable 35 kids. Mind you, I’d prefer it was more like 25, but we can’t have everything, and small classes are a rarity these days. But the kids seemContinue reading “Thank the Nine! And the One!”
Looking at the universe is awesome. I don’t mean that in the 80’s sort of “Dude, that’s awesome!” sense. I mean it in the original sense of “an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like.”
That’s not our galaxy in the picture, but it’s similar to our own. Imagine if it was the Milky Way–our entire giant solar system is a tiny speck on the edge of our galaxy. If that doesn’t make you feel small, you’re not paying attention.
Some folks see images like this and call it the face of God. I’m not religious, but I get where they’re coming from.–how do you look at that and not see majesty?
New title. Not sure about it, but the self-named thing just made me feel self-conscious. I thought about “Pounding Nails,” but as that’s an allusion to an old play I saw once, I doubt it’s a good choice. So this one, obviously a reference to Lewis Carroll’s “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” will stick aroundContinue reading “Monday Musings–on Tuesday!”
Many apologies to my… what, 3? Readers. Who likely haven’t even noticed that I haven’t posted. Life has been crazy lately. The end of the school year is a difficult and stressful time, what with all the tests, evening functions I MUST attend, grades I must do, and the like. I did get my layoffContinue reading “Why I haven’t been posting…”
Is there anyone who likes Monday? I’m at work, dealing with students who are taking statewide standardized tests, and being as annoying as they can be about it. And I’ve also got my kid in my memory, crying that she didn’t want me to go to work. What kind of world makes us spend mostContinue reading “Mondays.”
Got home with the bun and, since she was happily reading her new books, I opened up Scrivener and slammed out another 1000 words, bringing the word count on the WiP (the working title of which changes almost daily, so I’ve stopped changing it and just think of it as “The Space Opera of Space-ness”)Continue reading “But will I love them tomorrow?”
Despite having plotted out Warden’s Call, I recently got a brainwave on Dreams of Earth (or whatever I’ll call it tomorrow) that fixed the problems I’d been having since losing the manuscript in the Great Disk Death of 2011. This has led to a resurgence of actual writing in that story, and replotting of theContinue reading “State of The Book”
I got Warden’s Call plotted out. I took the execrable third section of the story, warped some of it into a better story, and resurrected some old plot points I’d cut originally to make the story a little more sensible. Now I know what to do with the book. But I also have a conundrum. IContinue reading “Spring Break Day 4”
I’m on Spring Break, and I really want to use the time to get a few things accomplished: Plan lessons for next week and the rest of the year in broad strokes Get some violin practice in Write The lesson plans are partly done. The violin? Practiced, though I have lots more to do thisContinue reading “Spring Break Day 1”
I was in the most incredibly useless teacher conference all day. I was, as I am every month in these things, with other freshman English teachers who were as irritated as I was by the consultants’ “Process” based approach, so we cut through the time-padding shit and did the required work so fast we hadContinue reading “Progress, I dub thee “Boring Teacher Meeting””