Category Archives: Quirky Observations

If Students Were Money and Schools Were Banks…

If Students were Money and Schools were Banks… Then Teachers would be Long-Term Investment Managers! Job Posting: Long-Term Investment Managers (a.k.a. “Teachers”) Contract Dates: August 15 – June 30 Prerequisites: 5 years post-secondary (minimum) which must include a year of … Continue reading

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Artis Should Shine Hope on Current Political Situations

When was the last time you watched a relationship drama that had you on the edge of your seat and gave you a solid sense of a gripping, current political setting? Lately, I’ve found myself enjoying Classic films and a … Continue reading

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This Morning’s Miracle

“Can I read you the rest of my story, Mom?” It’s five-thirty and I’m waiting for the truck to warm up, defrost on high.  It’s a foggy morning and my blurry, pre-dawn thoughts are focused on staying awake more than … Continue reading

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Hockey Fever

I will not get sucked into hockey fever even though I am surrounded with crazed hockey fans.  I will not discuss the merits of Luongo vs. Schneider with my goalie son.  I will not listen to Sports Radio in the … Continue reading

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Puyallap Librarians are so Nice!

When I climbed out of the Big House Boxing Ring (see previous entry) at the recent ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle, I managed to walk in a woozy line to the nearest anonymous table.  There, I sat at a table … Continue reading

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For Your Enjoyment

    I toyed with calling this “Serve Me Up on a Platter for Your Boss,” or “What the Big House Really Thinks of Your Unagented Submissions.”  You decide.  Setting:  ALA Conference in Seattle (January 2013); International NY publishing house booth. … Continue reading

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Joy of Movement Play

I’m at a gymnastics party, surrounded by exuberant children and their explosive popcorn energy.  And as I watch them, it strikes me as sad that their birthright – the joy of movement play – should ever be pulled from them, weaned … Continue reading

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