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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thankful For A Slice of Pie

Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 07:45 PM (-06:00)

It was the last day before the Thanksgiving holidays. Each period was going to take a test (easy to plan for). It was sixth period. The day was almost done. The students started filing into the classroom. The sixth period kids all tend to arrive in one great mass. So the room was filled with […]

That’s Weird

Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 02:16 PM (-06:00)

It was a warm weekend evening. Acorns were falling from the Oak trees, banging onto car tops, crunching underfoot. Izzy was pulling at the leash. I dialed my cousin. “Hi, David!” she said. We spoke about school. We spoke about the kids. She asked about my progress in year two. I asked about her recent […]

The Acorns Wouldn’t Wait

Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 05:58 PM (-06:00)

I gathered them up from the gravel along the sidewalk: acorns fallen from the four young Lacy Oaks struggling in the strip of ground between the restaurant and the parking lot. On two separate occasions, I gathered full pockets of them. This has been a bumper acorn year. Although I am told trees just 30 […]

Putting the Pieces Together Again

Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 07:00 PM (-06:00)

Yes, yes. I know. You might guess, so don’t ask. But now I’m here, and all sorts of technical glitches are making this enterprise somehow … difficult. My brother is out buying truck tires at the tire store next to his office. And here I am, trying to get the blog and the laptop and […]