funny things my students say

  I have this student — Who has this protagonist who is a teacher at a Catholic school and also tends bar on the side. In my notes I say, I am not sure a religious school will be okay with an instructor tending bar. My student emails me: Well now I know you are […]


the crest of the wave

  So the building manager — Called yesterday and left a message he needed to come over today. With most tenants that just means letting someone know you are coming and need access. With me it means I need to be sort of presentable. The time he said he would show was between 10 am […]


quitting time

  I used to be — A machine. Seriously. I could go through stacks and stacks of manuscripts, assignments, and, in my spare time, sneak a book or magazine. I cannot do that anymore. I have time lines. I teach. I review my students’ work. It has to be done in a timely way. They […]