Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dirty Days

AH…GARDENING! I USUALLY JUST PLAYED IN DIRT!

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Some childhood gardening memories are sprinting around like wild horses in my mind. Why did I suddenly think of those days? Was it the gardeners working on campus who diverted my attention or was it just a mere random occurrence? Well, in any case, I thought it would be nice to share these memories with you…

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BLOG HOUSEKEEPING

Image storage buildup

In a blogger’s files…

Every post they reblog

Stores each blog’s picture profiles!

Animals, trains and women,

Girls and other things…

Often have duplicated

Duplicates can have wings.

Cutting down all that I can

To leave accumulation space…

Until next time when capacity

Overwhelms the space.

–Jonathan Caswell

SELFISHNESS IMPLODES!

Discouraged and ready to quit,

Strategizing to get out of it…

Women pictured and overeating

Soothed feelings but were fleeting,

And generally overdo it!

Instead of finding a cure,

He angles farther into the impure….

Happiness

Is relative I guess,

But one never can be sure.

Eventually coming down

From the heights (but upside down!)…

Drags himself to bed

With an achy head,

Prefers not to hear loud sounds!

Someday perhaps he’ll learn,

It’s better to obey than burn…

Only so much

Can serve as a crutch,

The devil’s own spawn are earned.

–Jonathan Caswell

FOOLISH FASHIONABLE FANCY

Her dress at the most she could get,

Primarily made of fishnet…

Nearly clear

She was, oh dear,

As exposed as she could get!

Amidst all the hype,

Reports wanted pictures for SKYPE…

A fig leaf she found

Along the ground,

Three more and she’s stereotyped.

–Jonathan caswell

(Ending this before I say something…more offensive!)

Having the Class You’ve Always Dreamed Of (And Your Students Too)

YEP…IT CAN HAPPEN…SOMEDAY! NEVER DID FOR ME (WELL…CLOSE…ONCE OR TWICE)!

Life Lines for Teachers

When we came back from Christmas Break and headed into the long stretch of winter before Spring Break, I could tell my students needed a bit of encouragement. In a moment of honest discussion, one student asked me quite candidly, “Why is school so boring?” At the time, I gave him a typical, “You’re used to a more fast-paced world because of video games, so it seems slow…” answer. Then, I actually thought about it and discussed it with all my classes the next day.

While it’s true that this generation has never known life without cell phones and a myriad of other technology, it does not necessarily follow that school has to be boring. I opened the discussion with the question, “What makes school boring for you?” I explained quite fervently that I did NOT say “Who is boring?” So they were precluded from mentioning specific teachers by name…

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