Archive for September, 2006

Somewhat Sucky

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Wednesdays feel that way, even though I don’t start teaching until 11:30 today. It’s the coming back and teaching a three hour night class that sucks. Especially when Thursday starts early with back to back class and teaching.
And I still have tutorial responses to hand back tomorrow to mark.
And my French class to prep for.
And […]

Over the Rainbow

Monday, September 25th, 2006

This was in the sky as we returned from picking Mike up for his dinner break. I had to run back into the house for my camera, at which point the colours were already fading and you could no longer see the double rainbow which had been clearly visible during the car ride.
It’s been […]


Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Thursday and Friday I had my first classes hand in work to mark. Just tutorial responses (maximum 250 word answers to questions posed at the end of a classroom discussion of primary source material). I just have to wash the dishes and then set down to ticking up that marker in the sidebar.
I also received […]

This is Eldest

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

And now, for a guest post:
from meeee i am this so called eldest. iam in 6th grade what a drag. everyone is maturing. it really sucks. and my friends seen in my birthday picture are crazy but my other freind is even crazier.
so schools a drag i can’t call my freind cause she is busy […]

Because Weird Al’s Right

Monday, September 18th, 2006

It seems I’m just too White and Nerdy (link will take you to the music video at Youtube after Google yanked it after Youtube yanked it previously). It’s also posted at but you need to use IE and search the site (it’s currently 66 on the top 100 chart that’s linked at the centre […]

Third Shift

Monday, September 18th, 2006

If employment’s the first shift and housework’s the second, then, for the parent, homework is the third shift. Corralling youngest to do her after school chores is work, particularly writing which involves getting her on a computer and helping to coach her in recalling the sentence she was writing as she laboriously works her way […]

Autumn’s Arrived

Friday, September 15th, 2006

I can tell the season’s changing because

mornings are often foggy and almost frosty
some trees are starting to turn red, orange and gold
drop/add season is over at the U
I’ve caught a cold — oh, joy!

Didja Miss Me?

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Sorry. We were experiencing some technical difficulties as my host moved the site to a new server which didn’t know to look for index.php instead of index.html — silly thing! On the upside, the blog should now load much more quickly and that’s always good.
Well, off to take youngest to eldest’s school to join the […]

The Songs We Sing

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

A sampling of the songs that have been “sung along with” in or around my abode this week along with the number of family members engaging in the fun:
1) “I Wanna Be Sedated” (2 singers)
2) “It’s Raining Men” (1 singer)
3) “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (4 singers)
4) “Sit Down, John” (1 singer)
For extra credit […]

The Hermeneutic Challenge

Monday, September 11th, 2006

It’s the second week of class and my senior students are wrestling with a particularly tough reading: Edmund Dudley’s Tree of Commonwealth. I throw them this project for the first “real” class of the term for two reasons: one, because it fits there in a chronological survey that runs from 1485-1603 but, more importantly, it […]