When I accepted my position with Harlaxton over a year ago, one of my friends skipped the congratulations and immediately said he was coming to see me while I worked here. A couple of months later, two more from the same friend group said they were following suit. At the time, I really didn’t believe… Read More Four Hands
Inspired by a life-fulfilling stroll, courtesy of Llandudno, Wales.… Read More An Ode to Wales
OK, so it’s actually not a castle. In fact, people sometimes get a little offended if you call it a castle. It’s a manor house. Manor, castle, palace, mansion, dream, house. Whatever you want to call it… it is the most magnificent place I’ve ever seen, and for the next six months, I get to… Read More King of the Castle
Today, high school is different than it was when you were there in countless ways, but there is one thing that is exactly the same: high school ballgames.… Read More Rules for Attending a Ballgame in High School
Nestled on winding Highway 68 between Edmonton and Sulphur Well, there is a landmark. It does not bear a monument, nor does it have historical significance. It is a small, white building dividing the hills of cow pastures and hay fields in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. It is 10 miles from anywhere else with a cash register and it stands next door to a recycling center that some call a junk yard. Its beacon is a letter-slider marquee, bought from a Dairy Queen that went out of business in a neighboring town.… Read More The Deli
Part II of my long-term substitute saga is titled “My Beloved Pupils.” Don’t look now, but you’re about to head back to middle school.
… Read More The Substitute Chronicles: Part II
The apartment where I lived my senior year of college was a little… non-posh. I lived there with two of my best friends and Colin. Colin deserves his own blog post, so I won’t go into details about him now. Our apartment held a treasure trove of memories, but again, it wasn’t elegant. There were… Read More If You Can’t Stand the Heat