Just a Game

There’s this game I play with my students on the first day of school, where I ask them near the end of the class to write down something they think they know about me. It’s a task I assign for several purposes, most of which are self-serving. I want to take my students’ temperature, see... Continue Reading →

Driving Darth Maul – Part V

Author’s note: This is Part V of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, it’s best to read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV first. After all this talk about costume accuracy, I’m confused about the guy at the table in the corner who wears a half-assed tunic and a pair... Continue Reading →

I Was a Preteen Juggalo – Part II

Author's note: This is Part II of a three-part series. For an optimal reader experience, read Part I first. I’m a little fuzzy on what JWO stood for. I’m pretty sure it stood for “Junior Wrestling Organization,” but it’s totally possible it stood for “Juggalo World Order,” which is what just came up when I... Continue Reading →

The Endless Bummer – Part XIII

Author’s note: This is the thirteenth installment of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, read the introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI, and Part XII first. Subsequent installments will post daily. The beach was windy as... Continue Reading →

The Endless Bummer – Part XII

Author’s note: This is the twelfth installment of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, read the introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X and Part XI first. Subsequent installments will post daily. It was my turn to visit the... Continue Reading →

The Endless Bummer – Part XI

Author’s note: This is the eleventh installment of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, read the introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, and Part X first. Subsequent installments will post daily. We picked up the kids from their pizza party,... Continue Reading →

The Endless Bummer – Part IX

Author’s note: This is the ninth installment of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, read the introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, and Part VIII first. Subsequent installments will post daily. We gathered our belongings and decamped the pool deck, but not without D... Continue Reading →

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