Monday, May 20, 2019

I am reading this two books right now

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Alittle absence

Well things have been going reasonably good these last few weeks, I am still up in the air on how much longer I am going to work in education.  Retirement sure would look good but I am not sure it is feasible at this time maybe in a few more years.  I really think that as long as I am able I'll have to work.  I don't really know what else i would do to take up my time.  For me, idleness is the devils playground and I don't do well mentally without some stimulation/work. 

I have been reading alot this year so far and am going to easily meet and exceed my reading goal of a book a week for the year.  I really enjoy reading and have always been a big reader since I learned to read.  I have to thank my mother for instilling in me this love of reading and books in general.  I like self help, history, SciFi and fantasy for the most part. 

I do like the quiet and order of an early morning.  I need to get back to getting up early again and make it a habit.  I get up about 6:15 AM every morning, but I'd like to get up at 5:00 AM.  If I am going to do that I need to get to sleep earlier so good night for now. 

What Happened When I Made My Students Turn Off Their Phones - aeon - Pocket

What Happened When I Made My Students Turn Off Their Phones - aeon - Pocket



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If You’re Just Not a Morning Person, Science Says You May Never Be - Vox - Pocket

If You’re Just Not a Morning Person, Science Says You May Never Be - Vox - Pocket



Sunday, May 12, 2019

Does Depression Have an Evolutionary Purpose? - Nautilus - Pocket

Does Depression Have an Evolutionary Purpose? - Nautilus - Pocket



Mother's Day

It's been a mixed bag for me today.  Izzy is gone in residential treatment and I miss her deeply, it's just not the same without her.  One of my children is gone.  Amber has been playing in her room most of the day and Debbie is relaxing binge watching Netflix shows.  Testing is this coming week and the students have half days all week so that's nice.  I got a nice picture of my Mom today from Melissa. 


Monday, May 06, 2019

Happiness

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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Friday, May 03, 2019

Should I stay or should I go

I sure have been questioning the idea of working much longer in education.  The kids are so apathetic and unruly, it makes it a real challenge to teach and maintain order in the classroom, when no consequences exist for poor behavior.  I am disillusioned with the profession and the idea that we can reach all the kids.  I know that being older has something to do with it and being out of touch with the realities of society today that drives people to distraction.  I am very unhappy with what education has become.