Bons mots

  • "We live as though the world were what it should be, to show it what it can be."
    ~ Angel, "Deep Down," Season 4

  • It is difficult
    to get the news from poems
    yet men die miserably every day
    for lack
    of what is found there.
    ~ William Carlos Williams, from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower”

Stuff to do before school starts

  • Set up a LibGuide for student writing workshops/publications/etc.
  • Clear off desk at home so that it's a good workspace
  • Decide on "essential questions and skills" for AP Lit
  • Decide on "essential questions and skills" for 10th grade
  • Decide on "essential questions and skills" for 9th grade
  • Revamp 9th-grade final project & set up start of school to reflect that change
  • Set up Schoology page for AP Lit
  • Set up Schoology page for 10th grade
  • Set up Schoology page for 9th grade
  • Reread The Joy Luck Club

House and home projects

  • Touch up hallway paint & add lightswitch plate
  • Paint foyer door and replace door handles
  • File down top of coat closet door & repaint it
  • Stain the wooden floor strip (part of our new door installation)
  • Get sump pump serviced
  • Get doorbell fixed -- fixed by our neighbor! I do still want to figure out how to turn up the volume
  • Paint the bulkhead doors
  • Mow the lawn & place the mosaic tiles by the front steps
  • Replace the smoke alarms

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May 08, 2010

Comments

Yikes! I quite agree that you should not cater to his gender anxieties, and he probably *does* need to be told at some point that if he has a problem with something, he needs to speak up at the time and not let things fester.

When does D. get back? And when does your school year end?

Oh, yuck. I know what it's like to feel suddenly disconcerted with a co-worker who shows a drastically different face when you least expect it.

Take care of yourself!

It sounds like we were having similar weeks, what with the paranoia and vulnerability and the all. I agree, too, that you shouldn't cave to the gender anxieties, but I too hope that when this is a little less raw that you can hash this out with him, if only so that you're not walking on eggshells all the time.

Hope you're having a good weekend!

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  • I'm an English teacher at a pretty darned good high school (the justly famous Fabulous Girls' School, or FGS). I am partner to D. We live in an adorable, messy little house in Adventure City, where we are hoping to have more frequent adventures than we have thus far. Two cats -- the Muse and the Contemplative -- live with us and keep life at home plenty adventurous.

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