Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas is over, and this book ain’t gonna write itself.

On the 21st, I began a two-week vacation from teaching.  On that day we held our annual christmas party.   It only occurred to me the next day that one of my VP Tribe lives close enough that I really … Continue reading

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Things to Do over Winter Break

So, I have today and tomorrow, and then I have two weeks off.  Much of that will be taken up by holiday celebrations and playing with Bun-Bun (my daughter Tegan’s nickname), but there are also some things I want to … Continue reading

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Some changes around here…

First, new title, suggested by one of my oldest friends, Ed Gyles Jr.  He knows me well.  While I try not to post as much snark as I once did over on LJ, it does pop up, and I am … Continue reading

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How I Hold On To The VP Magic

I have a HUGE case of Impostor Syndrome that flairs up probably more often than it should.  And VP was almost two months ago now.  It’s hard, when faced with the minutia and annoyances of life, to hold on to … Continue reading

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In 日本語, just because I feel like it. And I feel like testing WordPress.

This is the “Ninja Counting Song,” from an Anime nobody else I know seems to have heard of, Yoma: Curse of the Undead.  I love it.  To be honest, I’m glad I also wrote it down in romaji and english translation, … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Writing, or, How My Beast Saved My Sanity

So, I’m trying to write more, which means finding space within my day as a high school teacher, father, and husband to write.  My wife is very supportive, and most weeks, we’ve decided, I can go away from home for … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Week: Ups and Downs

As always, Thanksgiving week had ups and downs. Monday was great.  My daughter still had school, but I was off, so I wrote about 2700 words.  Then I went to her school and discovered that something was wrong with my … Continue reading

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