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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January 31, 2013


That's great! AND you figured out what your walk-away point was and got those concessions. Winning all around!

Whee! I am so delighted that you're going to get this opportunity, that you were the unanimous choice for the job, and that we get to find our way together!

Congratulations! Celebration time!

Congrats! I actually thought that you would get it. I don't know why, but I just felt like it. I'm department chair by default. There's only me in my department, so no real staffing issues . . . Yet. Lots of meetings, wherein I contribute to broader conversations about the school, which I very much like. Enjoy, and good luck!

I'm so glad that you have an outcome that you're happy about! Good luck and congrats!

Congratulations! You'll do a good job, for sure! Hopefully, you'll also enjoy the work and extra responsibility.

A one-year gig is a really good way to try out admin. If you like it, then you know; and if it turns out you don't, it doesn't last that long. Good luck!

Congratulations What Now! You're going to be great.


Wonderful! Congratulations!

(And after our division meeting on Wednesday, it looks like I might be Humanities division chair next which case, can I join you in the figuring-it-out club?)

Congratulations! Proof that good news CAN come in short meetings.



I'm obviously super behind with commenting, but I still wanted to pop by to say congratulations! :-)

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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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