Monthly Archives: February 2011

Confession

“Father, I have sinned. I’m a procrastinator.” I have confessed that many times, just not to a priest. When I’m going on a trip, I can’t possibly pack until the day before or the day of. When I was teaching … Continue reading

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Simply Substituting

I am a college substitute teacher, the lowest of the low in the opinion of some students. I am a substitute by choice rather than by accident. I’m on the senior side of my teaching career, having taught Language Arts … Continue reading

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Self-Portrait

Most artists of renown have what is known as a self-portrait. It sometimes is a true likeness or it may be far-fetched. I’m not an artist and I’m certainly not renowned, but I have made a self-portrait. I did it with … Continue reading

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Showers May Come Your Way

I thoroughly enjoy taking a shower, especially in the winter time. However, I’m not a lengthy shower-taker. I hit everything with the bar soap once or twice, and I’m outa there. I shampoo my hair every morning and also use … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin

My brother and I have a disagreement going regarding the situation in Wisconsin where 14 Democratic members have left the state so as not to give the Wisconsin legislature a quorum thereby preventing a vote to outlaw collective bargaining for … Continue reading

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My blooming flowers

I have two favorite flowers that I can grow in my yard — nasturtiums and cosmos. Nasturtiums are very different from cosmos. Based on the looks of other flowers, cosmos are quite similar in structure; however, they are more exquisite … Continue reading

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Are You Sad Enough Yet?

Our media appear to spend an inordinate amount of time telling us to feel bad. Most of the time, I have no trouble feeling bad or sad about a situation that is both or either. I tend to be very … Continue reading

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