My reflections on NaBloPoMo...

My alarm awakened me at 4:30 this morning for the first time this month. I haven't missed that blaring sound blasting inches from my head. However, today I definitely missed the extra hour I've typically had for writing my daily blog posts by not "sleeping in" till 4:30....more
This post resonates with me so much! I've also let writing give way to other projects and goals ... more

Thanksgiving joy and gratitude doodles

As the food coma wears off and another Thanksgiving comes to an end, I’m feeling especially grateful for family, friends, and fantastic feasts. I especially loved a new feature at my mom’s table–doodles. She covered the table in white paper and supplied a rainbow of sharpies for us to draw what we were thankful for this year. So fun!Since I’m still too full for tons of words, I’ll let pictures do the talking today…...more
sarahas5 Thank you!! more

Exam time: I'm not "giving" grades

“Where did you see the score??”“She just posted them.”“When? I just looked awhile ago.”“No, like just posted.”I listened as awareness and surreptitious online gradebook checking rippled throughout the room before class started.Damn. Our first meeting in 10 days and the atmosphere felt dark and pensive. Not the way I wanted to begin the semester’s last hurrah....more
Songs of Home Frustrating. While I appreciate their ability to keep track of grades along the ... more

Controlling the teacher rage. Barely.

I was mid-sentence when he shuffled in, 11 minutes late. Teaching a morning class for most semesters over the last seven years, I’ve tried to pretend like I’ve made peace with this type of tardy behavior, so I ignored him.Image from http://pancakesaresosexy.tumblr.com/...more
J-MOM Ahhhhhh! The students showing up late and wanting to take the quiz... MAKES ME CRAZY! I'm ... more

Controlling the teacher rage. Barely.

I was mid-sentence when he shuffled in, 11 minutes late. Teaching a morning class for most semesters over the last seven years, I’ve tried to pretend like I’ve made peace with this type of tardy behavior, so I ignored him.Image from http://pancakesaresosexy.tumblr.com/...more
roya1788 Some days tolerance is definitely touch and go! ;) more

Controlling the teacher rage. Barely.

I was mid-sentence when he shuffled in, 11 minutes late. Teaching a morning class for most semesters over the last seven years, I’ve tried to pretend like I’ve made peace with this type of tardy behavior, so I ignored him.Image from http://pancakesaresosexy.tumblr.com/...more
swritings So frustrating! I agree that parents play a huge role. What grades do you teach? more

5 Confessions from a Paleo Dieter

You guys, I really want to lose the baby weight I accumulated in the last few years from two back-to-back pregnancies. I also REALLY like to eat food. I really like to eat good for me, healthy food. But I also REALLY like to eat not so good for me homemade pizza and ice cream. And I typically throw in a few glasses of wine to round me out each night. So, for the most part, we do really well. ...more
Hilarious. Loved this post, especially #4! more

I just realized how much I miss Google Reader

Looking back, 2009 was one of the most auspicious years of my life. I finished a thesis, earned a Master’s degree, got engaged, launched a blog(!), moved out of state, started a doctoral program, and maintained a long-distance relationship. But you know what I just realized I really miss? Google Reader. Stay with me....more
Karen Ballum Ditto! more

I just realized how much I miss Google Reader

Looking back, 2009 was one of the most auspicious years of my life. I finished a thesis, earned a Master’s degree, got engaged, launched a blog(!), moved out of state, started a doctoral program, and maintained a long-distance relationship. But you know what I just realized I really miss? Google Reader. Stay with me....more
Denise I'll have to try that. I started using Feedly, but I've never warmed up to it. more

Underbutt is the New Cleavage

It's everywhere, bursting forth from clothes made to fit my toddler, ambling nonchalantly through the supermarket (watch out for the freezer aisle!), tempting an entire generation of sex-obsessed teenage boys, and making me wonder how I missed this disturbing shift in fashion trends.Under-butt has become the new cleavage....more
THANK YOU. I teach at a university and admitted to my students that until recently, I'd never ... more