Thursday, May 26, 2005

The end isn't near.....the END IS HERE!!

Well finally the day we have all been waiting for is on the of the favorite days of the year for teachers....the last day of school....after months of study and re-study and reteaching and begging and cajoling, the little scholars are being set free. As a teacher for a bunch of years, I've seen the day as always being one of celebration and consternation ...happy to see the kids move on, and wondering if I did enough to get them to where they were supposed to be. Oh well, not that I can do anything about it now....but the hope is there that what was gained this year in some way will stick with the kids in their struggles in high school.
Life in a middle school is nothing if it is not interesting, different every day, as changeable as the kids whose hormones are raging through their veins like a swollen creek after a summer downpour.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

howYOU doin'?

I decided to create a blog. not sure just why, except that I saw this ad about setting up a weblog and being able to muse and rant and type stuff that other people may find interesting, even humorous. You see, I have been writing a column for a local weekly in the St. Louis area for about a year, and have had a great time with it. It's all about how I try to slug my way through life as a 56 year old guy with 6 kids and 4 grandkids and a great wife and a teaching job that gives me summers off and time to write. Soooooooooooo. I'll be putting up some thoughts about life and living in this unpredictable and crazy world we live in, from the perspective of a baby boomer who is trying to make some sense of it all.
See ya around...........tom