Autobiography

Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm It came like a comet after a background of music an exhibition of joy crowds competing for rides and the sky filled with sound. I saw...
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Mike Can Draw

Some stories are so lovely that I hesitate to write them. Some legends are so fragile and delicate that I'm reluctant to reveal them. Here's a lovely...
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Not quite Smyrna

I stood on the deck leaning against the rail and watched. The dock was heaving with life, people arriving or departing or just there to look for some...
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A Time for Living

A Time for Living Hiking this path I came upon space where even quiet is subdued near a place named Tobermory top of the Bruce Trail and I finally...

Does Santa have a budget?

*approx 7 and a half years old* — “Why can’t I ask him for a horse … a bike … (or was it a car?) …” (I didn’t want a horse or bike … [and certainly not a car!] …

You Must Be Choking!

Teaching young students in their homes has its funny side. I often see life behind the scenes which can be quite enlightening. A memorable incident...

Christmas Past And Present

Picture by Pixabay free Candles radiated warmth in my heart, fairy lights twinkled at start of twilight, reminding me of Christmas's gone before...
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Ghosts in the Alley

Someone once told me that deciding to become a teacher was like deciding to open a bowling hall in your brain. The intoxicating toxic smell of beer,...

Birthday Blues

My birthday is December 30th. December 30th is also the birthday of Tracey Ullman, Sandy Koufax, Rudyard Kipling and Tiger Woods. I'm not adept at...
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Ralph and Big Dave

The first bit of advice I got as a new teacher was "make sure you have a seating chart". For the first couple of years, I took that advice very...
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