Teacher Appreciation Week – Part II

Well kids, Teacher Appreciation Week continues. Yesterday I spent time focusing on my favorite teacher from the elementary years. It would make sense, now, to move into my middle school years. But I'm pretty sure that I made it clear yesterday that middle school sucked. I'm of the belief that anyone who didn't hate middle … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week – Part II

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I’m Going to Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Kids, in a couple of weeks, I'll be temporarily leaving the country. This is a big deal. The last time I boarded a plane to leave the confines of the United States was in March of 2003. That was the last time I went to Brazil. I always thought that if I ever went overseas … Continue reading I’m Going to Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Question of the Week #115

Given the ability to project yourself into the past but not return, would you do so? Where would you go and what would you try to accomplish if you knew you might change the course of history? I don't think I'd want to do it. I mean, lets put aside the fact that every little … Continue reading Question of the Week #115

A Dater’s Guys to Disney Princesses: Pocahontas

Is Pocahontas actually a princess? I feel like that's debatable. She was the daughter of a Native American chief. Technically, I don't think she's considered royalty. The real Pocahontas later married John Rolfe, who I'm pretty sure wasn't even considered nobility. So you can't even say she married into the title of princess. Pocahontas was … Continue reading A Dater’s Guys to Disney Princesses: Pocahontas

Oh, The Places I’ve Been, Part 4

This is it. My final post about my vacation. Hey! I know that sound! It's a collective sigh of relief. Now you'll be able to get back to reading my regularly scheduled dull blog posts that are more about nothing than your average episode of Seinfeld.This is the post about my day trip to Washington, … Continue reading Oh, The Places I’ve Been, Part 4

It’s Not Easy Being Mean

As a counselor working in an elementary school, it is sometimes required of me to accompany certain classes as they go on field trips. Once, when I was working closely with a first grade class, I was asked to go along on one of these trips. It was a joy and a pleasure. Please note: … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Mean

AFI #76 – Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump 1994 Directed by Robert Zemeckis Netflix says: Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, director Robert Zemeckis's charming blend of comedy and drama stars Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man who finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s. Along the way he … Continue reading AFI #76 – Forrest Gump