100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Two

Jersey swap,,,a college jersey and neat story. I recently purchased a Lenoir-Rhyne University baseball jersey, one that was actually worn by a Bear baseball player. When attending the opening game of the football season with my wife, I decided to wear the jersey to support the home team. While I was waiting in line forContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Two”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-One

In a get-together of like-minded friends, we discussed resentment and the power it can have in all of our lives. And perhaps most importantly, how to rid ourselves of it. Resentment is a feeling most all of us have had at some point-in-time,,,,or perhaps at many points in time. Someone has done something “to us,”Continue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-One”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty

Forty-eight days in and can still have that urge…. It’s been forty-eight days since I decided that I was going to quit smoking. It’s actually longer for that intention, but actually not smoking has been nearly seven weeks. And even now, after not having smoked 965 cigarettes, I can still get that urge. Twice I’veContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Nine

The first day of school for students is officially in the books,,,,year forty-two for me. Things went smoothly today. There were a few glitches, but nothing unexpected. With so many students to serve, there were a few schedule quirks we had to deal with, but nothing major. The first day of school always brings upContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Nine”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Eight

So many things we can become addicted to,,,,but why? I was talking with a friend last night about my continuing quest to be a non-smoker, lamenting how difficult some parts of the journey had been. She was tackling a similar issue with certain types of food she had been avoiding, for about the same lengthContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Eight”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Seven

The first week of the 2022-23 school year is over and done for the forty-two year teaching veteran. I’ve had four workdays and am looking forward to the first day with students this upcoming Monday. Some people have the idea that teachers don’t have a whole lot to do with teacher workdays, but such isContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Seven”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Six

Random writing for today…. Three teacher workdays down, one to go. I’ve gotten a lot accomplished over the past several days. There are still a few loose ends to tie together, but no big deal. We do have an open house for parents and students tomorrow evening, so there’s that. I’m fairly certain it’ll beContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Six”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Five

Smoking cessation – Day 36 I’m continuing on my quest to be a long-term nonsmoker. Today is day number thirty-six and although I’m still using nicotine lozenges, I haven’t found it necessary to light up a cigarette in five weeks. I’m realizing there were distinct reasons why I chose to smoke,,,up to a pack aContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Five”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Four

Year forty-two of teaching….teacher workday number one Today was my first day back in the classroom to begin my forty-second year in the teaching profession. I’m going to be doing a maternity leave interim for the first eight weeks of the school year and today was our first teacher workday. I got a lot accomplishedContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Four”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Three

Continued absitenence from smoking and a close call…. Thirty-four days, six hours, thirty minutes….that’s how long it’s been since I smoked my last cigarette. Even now, over a month later, I still have cravings and urges to have “just a smoke or two.” But I know full well where that will lead,,,a place I’m notContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Three”