This Summer, Spend Some Time With Your Nose in a Book

Well, here we are at the end of yet another school year! I can hardly believe that there are only three short weeks left when it seems like the first day was just yesterday. I'm so proud of all the things my students have accomplished this year. I've asked them to work very hard, and … Continue reading This Summer, Spend Some Time With Your Nose in a Book

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O, Me. O, Life: Some Thoughts About Getting Back Into the Classroom

A year ago when I had to abruptly give up teaching due to the sudden onset of a terrible bout of anxiety and depression, I doubted that I would ever go back into a classroom again. Now that I'm feeling better, and am ready to get back to teaching, I've been doing a lot of … Continue reading O, Me. O, Life: Some Thoughts About Getting Back Into the Classroom

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 … Continue reading The Lull

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The Constant Reader: Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus – A MEtopia Guest Post

Last week, my good friend and colleague Joshua "Jammer" Smith did me the honor of allowing me to post a guest essay on his wonderful blog White Tower Musings. In case you missed it, just click on these words right here that are in that weird shade of blue and you can go read it. Once again, … Continue reading The Constant Reader: Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus – A MEtopia Guest Post