Oh, God! He writes poetry (Occasionally) #5 — A Poem For a Job

Today, whilst applying for a job online, I was asked to write an original 40-60 word poem about my current or previous job. This one is 75 words. . .I hope they don’t count off for going over. I hope you enjoy! (No, I was not the model for Heinrich Feuger’s “Prometheus Brings Fire to Mankind”…

15 Septembers Ago

About three weeks after I began my teaching career in 2014, the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks rolled around. I had decided that I would have my students write about it on that day, and that we would talk about how the world had changed since then. It wasn’t until that morning that…

The Lull

There’s something very anti-climactic and almost sad about the end of a course–especially a short summer course. I put all that time and effort into reading and thinking and writing and reading some more and thinking some more and writing some more. And, then, just like that…poof. It’s over. I put the books on my…

My Hometown Series #5 — Good-bye, old friend.

Demolition on the old elementary school began yesterday, and in short order, the building will only be a memory. As much as I hate to see it go, having been in the building after it was emptied, and having seen many of its flaws which had gone unnoticed by most when it was full of students and teachers, I think this is for the best.

My Hometown Series #4 – Fireflies

Last night I was driving along County Line Road between Grand Saline and Fruitvale. As I drove through the low-lying area at the bottom of “thrill hill,” under the canopy of trees whose branches extend across the entire span of the old oil top road, and mingle with their cousins on the opposite side, and…