Category Archives: Academics

Another warm day in winter

It seems to me that the weather is about to change. They are promising colder weather and snow. We shall see. My Oakton stint is over for the semester. Next semester is another stint of ESL and French conversation hours … Continue reading

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The Helpless Desk

I always mulched my Christmas tree and used the center pole for plants. I have gotten lazy with that, however. I still do as my grandparents and mom and throw my coffee grounds in the flower beds though.[/caption]I guess that … Continue reading

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My new academic routine

I have changed my online routine for teaching. I am a planner and I am also a planner who likes to do things early, allowing me time to mull over what I have done and to recheck so that I … Continue reading

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Don’t be so quick to judge!

It seems like a thousand years ago, yet it was in 1973. It was a story that stood out in my mind and still does. It talks of saying things to people that have no validity whatsoever. I was finishing … Continue reading

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Storms of every kind

The day started out with a storm. The storm was a real one, although the preceding day had ended with a ‘storm’ of sorts as the neighbor, and I hesitate to call him that because he currently has not one … Continue reading

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