• Lockdown

    After barricading my classroom door and windows, I looked down at my Hawaiian shirt and thought, ” of all days to possibly die, it had to be Tropical Shirt Tuesday.” Less than five minutes earlier, I had been walking back to class after a fire drill. Within that short period of time, I heard the…More

  • 14 Billion Miles Away

    Yesterday I read the Voyager 1 probe is currently over 14 billion miles away from the Earth – traveling over 38,000 miles per hour. Somewhere out there in infinite blackness he marches on silently and stubbornly proclaiming to the void “I am here! Someone made me!” – His maker? Out of range. His instruments? Dead.…More

  • On Paterson and Poems

    As an English teacher, I am about to commit heresy: I don’t really care for poetry. “BLASPHEMY!” you shout – and I understand if you react that way. How could I, a high school English teacher, a man who adores Dead Poets Society, not care for poetry? I’m honestly not really sure. Maybe it was…More

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