Category Archives: Teaching

Message in A Bottle….. Prompt 1/500

“While at the beach you decide to write a message in a bottle. What would it say? Who would you like to find it?’ Wow! My hands are small for a man but they are not small enough to “write … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know What to Write About….

I don’t know how often I heard the words in the title when I was a full-time teacher. I never had any problem finding words; quite the contrary. I have trouble limiting myself because I am always ready with a response, … Continue reading

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“Sidney Carton Meet Hilary Mantel….”

Last spring my former employer, a certain school district found a new and different way to make itself worse. For reasons I can only attribute to a deadly mixture of pride and stupidity, my district found itself on the edge of … Continue reading

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Shaky Faith….

A poet friend of mine once told me “I cannot write a good poem when I am happy”, and I understood. I am most compelled to write when I am depressed, concerned, worried, paranoid, hurt, angry, pick any word you want, … Continue reading

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There Is A River….

  Rivers have always been a powerful symbol for me. This is a bit strange because I have lived near mountains, and oceans, but I have never lived near a mighty river. Perhaps not living near a river has let … Continue reading

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Of Kubler-Ross and Other Sheep….

As I continue with the internship in pastoral ministry I find that something interesting is occurring, connections between my personal life, my pastoral work, and my professional life as an aging teacher are forming almost faster than I can track … Continue reading

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“Because You Will…..”

I wrote last year about the difficulty of coming back from surgery in the middle of the school year. Now I wonder if it was just the surgery, or perhaps it is something else? Maybe I am just getting past … Continue reading

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