Why I am not wasting my vote.

I will be repeating thousands of other people by reiterating that this election cycle is–pardon my French– stinky poopy. Both parties have given us deplorables to vote for, for various and non-overlapping reasons. Because I don’t feel either one of them deserves my respect let alone my ballot, I will be voting 3rd party. And ...

bragging on my “kids…”

maybe some of you have never noticed, but there’s a page tab at the top of my blog.  (go ahead.  look…) see it? not the “about me” one. not the “essential living” one. but the other one? the “upstate area speech and debate” tab.  that one. if you click it, it will point you to ...

my identity, according to speeches

so, i just finished up the second round of speeches for this semester– the informative ones.  besides the whole “i-hafta-grade-these-things,” i really LOVE speech time. i learn so much cool stuff! as i was listening to several speeches this last week, several topics really caught my personal attention. what i mean by that is, that ...

giving and grading…

12. December 2013 education, photos, randomness 2
’tis the season. you know, for wrapping presents, and planning menus, and getting together. it’s also the season for papers, final projects, and those last speeches. tonight, i finished up my night class for the semester.  i’ve really been blessed to have some great students.  one of my biggest fears as a teacher is to ...