Monthly Archives: January 2011

The profundity of peppermint stick ice cream.

Thirty-five years ago, a seventeen-year-old boy from Pittsburgh spent his summer scooping ice cream for tourists at Glacier National Park.  On an ordinary day, an adorable little seven-year-old girl from Memphis came in to the sweet shop with her family.  … Continue reading

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Thanks for teaching me more than my Biology class, Caribou.

“Such is beauty ever– neither here nor there, now nor then, neither in Rome nor in Athens, but wherever there is a soul to admire.  If I seek her elsewhere because I do not find her at home, my search … Continue reading

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A quick thought from the classroom.

On Tuesday a student asked me why I want to be a teacher.  I’d just introduced myself to a class of sixth-graders, and they’d decided to interrogate me.  I knew that the question was a legitimate one because the students … Continue reading

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Grown-ups should be more like kids.

Apparently my sisters woke up this morning dead set on having a Winter lemonade stand.  Their idea was to go door-to-door in the neighborhood selling cups of hot chocolate for a quarter.  Brilliant, I thought.  Too cold outside, thought Dad and … Continue reading

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Snoops, the big old house, and my first post in two months.

Here are the meager beginnings of a story I came up with today.  My goal is to write short stories to read to my kids someday: my students as well as my own children.  This is a humble start.  But … Continue reading

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