(4th of a series) All right, so, one last headline in the form of a question. Is “Teacher, Teach Thyself” now something of a misnomer for your blog?

Posted May 5, 2009 by teachthyself
Categories: Uncategorized

Perhaps no more now than it ever was! Ha ha!
Ha.
Okay, well…it’s such a chore to come up with clever new blog titles…and yes, I know I thought I’d come up with “It’s Geek to Me” before anyone else but I’m not confident of that…so what’s the harm in knowing where I’ve been, as long as it doesn’t keep me from getting where I’m going?

Ha ha, Inner Critic, put that in your title and smoke it!

Advertisements

(3rd of a series) So, in other words, this isn’t just another job that’s gonna break your heart.

Posted May 5, 2009 by teachthyself
Categories: a present

Hey, I’m not saying that.

What, in this economy?

Right.

(2nd of a series) So what ARE you saying?

Posted May 5, 2009 by teachthyself
Categories: a present

I just think the interview for the geek job today went well. It’s legit, you know, and it’s got pleasant buzzwords attached, like “casual work atmosphere” and “low turnover” and “competitive salary” so I’m hopeful. But of course I’m not about to cancel the other interviews.

(1st of a series) So after five years and over twenty thousand bucks you’ve got a teacher certification you’re not even going to use?

Posted May 5, 2009 by teachthyself
Categories: a present

Hey, I’m not saying that.

Gagging on Order

Posted December 10, 2008 by teachthyself
Categories: a present

Another fine day in – well, it’s not paradise, but it’ll do.

So you’re not a lawyer, most likely, but I must write as though you were.

Why? Because as everyone knows, what you post online can have very significant ramifications down the road.

Well, almost everyone.

A Screaming Heebie Jeebie “What If…?”

Posted December 5, 2008 by teachthyself
Categories: a present

Hm … what if I were still working for my previous employer, feeling the seasick way I felt, and still had to be the responsible new daddy of a baby girl too? As well as the compassionate dad of a “vigorous” nine-year-old? Can’t imagine much beyond the massive emotional pain, not all of it mine…oh, perhaps a few specifics about the disintegration of my marriage – arguments & complaints from and about children not having their father available to them, unable to stay awake and alert and unembittered…

Mind, if I’d stuck it out for whatever dubious reason, I’d now be wondering about my retirement money (which I may certainly have received in my last check, but it’s hard to tell because they were a bit sketchy on the particulars then, and I was able to fight off any desire to prolong the relationship) and I’d likely be half a mile down the road towards some A+ certification or other. I’d be divorced or heading for one, with attendant legal complications and likely estrangement from my children, most likely, but at least I could be getting my geek freak on.

And would that be facile consolation for the destruction of an existence for which I literally had to cheat death? Not so much, no.

Turning On, Tuning In in the 21st C.?

Posted December 5, 2008 by teachthyself
Categories: a present, Uncategorized

Overheard two seventh graders comparing war stories around the theme of “the time I did my first energy drink.” Naturally, I was both repelled and fascinated as recreational drug use was treated with wistful-if-blase sophistication by twelve-year-olds. I would like to say I was never so jaded at such a tender age, but only because I’m pushing 40 (well, no, not pushing – more like I’ve got my shoulder smack against it while I prepare to flip it over like a street rioter with a Volkswagen)