Christmas Break

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1268580_10201989747978213_1302152653_oWhen I start a blog, the screen asks me what I have on my mind.

Well, today, it’s Christmas break.

It’s only 2 days away. Woohoo!

But there are things about Christmas break that are difficult. Like students who think it started 2 days ago rather than still 2 days away. I still have things to teach them–knowledge to impart.

Another difficult aspect–there’s me who wishes Christmas break had started 2 days ago rather than having to find the energy to impart knowledge for another 2 days.

Why is it that these 2 days will take a very long time to happen but then the next week and a half will fly by at record speed?

My dad was right all those years ago–time does go faster the older you get.


Literature Life of an English Teacher

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When I created this schedule of posts, I thought the second Wednesday would be easy. How difficult would it be for me to post something about literature. . .I mean, I am an English teacher.

But it’s tough sometimes.

Especially since the school year has begun again.

I could write about what we’re studying in my sophomore English classes these days (archetypes in traditional literature–think Gilgamesh and Bible). Or I could write about the last book for Between the Covers (And the Mountains Echoed–but it taxed my brain). I guess I could write about how we’re trying to think of something more light hearted and uplifting for this next month (maybe Garden Spells).

But I’m not feeling very inspired by any of that. Which is slightly sad (how do you like that alliteration).

So the paradox is despite the fact that I’m surrounded by literature, I can think of nothing to write about for this post.  Nada.  Zilch.  I have the dreaded writer’s block.

I guess I’ll go grade some more papers.