I got tagged on facebook with this, but I'm think I'm phasing out my facebook activity, and I can't find my notes on there, so I put it here.
1. Who was your FIRST prom date?
2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?
I can… more »
A few weeks ago I had the honor of delivering the address to Adrian's graduating class of 2009. Here's what I said.
Thank you. Hi everyone.
I'm going to speak real briefly to everyone here, and then spend the rest of my speech talking to the gradu… more »
This is what makes these discussions so frustrating. (I talk a good game with doctrine isn't everything, but I get cranky when people don't agree with me too.) Christians read, and pray, and discuss, and then we come up with different, conflicting, cla… more »
a mangy shack of a thing
across the street from the giant grain elevators
next to the railroad tracks
a mean little place
in the middle of a neighborhood
abandoned by time
waist-high wire fence
surrounds the place
weeds grow up… more »
This was easily the most difficult poem for all of us to write. We were to creat an illogical world. I don't think any of us created a world that was illogical enough. At any rate. Here's my attempt.
Someday I'll be big enough
"I can't ho… more »
When I have time to share my poems with my students, they are generally supportive, almost always polite. But sometimes they give me a look that says, "The hell?" I laughed out loud after reading this one to them. The looks on their faces were pricele… more »
I'm teaching a creative writing class this year. I haven't taught this before, and I'm really enjoying it. So far they've produced some good stuff. I'm making an effort to keep up with the students, writing the same things that I'm assigning. I figur… more »
Ok, I'm sick of being sick. Sickness has put me behind everywhere and I guess the blogging is the lowest of my priorities. I believe I said something at the beginning of the year about blogging everyday. I don't see how people do that. Anyway, we'll… more »
Plain View #13 6/24/05
I have lost our lists, but I believe it went a little something like this:
-Jesus as Lonejack
-Mare's 80's list
-Baseball, it's time to let it go
-Students making me crazy more »
Part 1 Acacia
Part 2 Music
Part 3 Home
Part 4 Acacia
We're taking this week off at the Plain View for a little retooling. But I have a special feature to take the place of the regular show.
After g… more »
Mare and I put up our first podcast this week. You can find it at the below entry.
The first thing I have to say is that "the Croncast guys" have names, and they are Kris and Betsy. "The Bitterest Pill guy" also has a name, and it's Dan Klass. Thes… more »
This is it baby! This is where it all started. I'm sure that when dad shelled out what, 1.7 million dollars for this thing, he had visions of me going on to become a computer programer, engineer, or some other well paid technology type. That's probabl… more »
I hate not posting for what seems like weeks at a time. I suppose it doesn't really matter much as I know I don't have many readers. Sometimes I think it would be easier if I had a regular schedule. Blog about poker on Mondays, the kids on Tuesdays, c… more »
My next tech project is to get my hands on an inexpensive mp3 player/recorder. One reason I want one is so that I can listen to podcasts somewhere besides school. I have tried burning them to cds to listen to at home, but my computer is such a decroded… more »
Ok, so before I added the link to the fake Choose Your Own Adventure books to my weekly links, I didn't look at them all. I looked at a few, thought they were politically incorrect, a bit crass, but funny, mostly because I used to read those books. (Ca… more »
I'd love to meet the blogger/writer/journaler with enough self restrait to avoid doing some kind of end-of-year/new-year summary/resolutions type entry. Anyway, here's mine.
Last year is a blurr so I don't have any lists of top best books, films or exp… more »
So I'm doing a Google search for a couple old friends, and having no luck. I'm looking for Mike and Marshall Skidmore, two friends from high school. (Dudes, where are you?) I'm finding lots of Mike and Marshall Skidmores, but not the right ones (or so… more »
A number or people have been checking with me in regard to the student newspaper (of which I am the sponsor) being shut down by the administration.
I'm to the point now where I have taken myself out of the loop. I talked to my students about this this… more »
Well, I finally did it. Part of me is suprised it took this long. But I finally killed the Drumbeats. I figured it would probably happen during my first year when I had the class from hell and no idea what I was doing. Goodness knows we've tried sinc… more »
So I spent, I don't know, 3 days, typing up an entry summarizing the last few days that I haven't posted. I post it. Then I post the Snow Day post and it apparently goes right over the top of it. Arrg!
So, I can't let the internets beat me. They won… more »
This is probably a better Mother's Day post than a Happy-Birthday-to-me post, but my mom set to to me on my birthday this year and I thought it was pretty nice.
What a wonderful day this is as it is your birthday. It doesn't seem possible that it was… more »
Ok, Danny set this thing up for me about a week ago and even though I'm having a busy week, I should probably get this started. I'm not exactly sure what this will become.
Maybe just deep musings on whatever I'm thinking about, which at my age is dar… more »