Category Archives: Random Life Stuff

The Difficulty of Living For Me

Elli made an observation this morning, in the middle of a larger conversation, that is reverberating in my brain today. She pointed out that when I need to do something for the family, or work, I get it done.  But … Continue reading

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Age and Perspective Are Amazing Things

When I was in my late teens and early 20s, I was totally into Cosplay.  I couldn’t afford to do it right, but I did my best. I even marched with local groups in a couple of parades. When I … Continue reading

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State of the Teacher/Writer/Father

Teacher One of the frustrating things about teaching–and there are many frustrating things–is that I am often working with students who have a completely different set of values than my own.  I’m really really good at connecting to students who come from a … Continue reading

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Horses I’ve Known…

Ages ago, my friend Alex said she’d like to see me write on the horses I’ve been involved with. To say I grew up on horseback is only a slight exaggeration.  I was born in Redwood City, California, but when … Continue reading

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I’m Raising a Monster, or, Why My Kid Rocks

Every morning, I take my daughter, just turned 7, to school.  We pull up to the door, she gives me a kiss and hops out, then blows me another kiss and goes inside, usually with an “I love you, dad!” … Continue reading

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Viable Paradise

The final deadline for Viable Paradise submissions is midnight EST 6/15.   So get them in if you haven’t. I sent my application packet back in January.  I don’t actually expect to be accepted, and to be honest, I almost … Continue reading

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Writing, Fiddling, and Teaching

Still not writing much.  Mostly because I am spending huge parts of my day grading essays.  By the end of the day I am sick to death of the written word in any form.  I don’t want to read, write, … Continue reading

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