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Wow – Overwhelmed

Posted by middlerage on August 29, 2014

I have now finished my very first week ever as a teacher.

Words fail. There is so much to say and yet I have no idea what to say. I have seen the elephant.

I promise I am not trying to be exclusionary. I am not trying to be: “You can never understand.” But I just don’t know how to translate the visceral experience of working with “challenging” kids into prose.

I am defeated.

I am overwhelmed.

I am self questioning.

I am astonished. Saddened. Exhilarated. Committed. Exhausted. Drowning. Confounded. Confused. Disrespected. Happy and Angry. Disgusted and moved. Full of hate but full of caring. Unprepared yet improvising as best as I can.

Posted in kids, observations, wtf | 8 Comments »

My Current Reading List

Posted by middlerage on August 16, 2014

Just a quick rundown of what’s on my nightstand.

  • The Recursive Complete Idiots Guide to the For Dummies Series and Idiots Guide Series For Dummies
  • The Non-Refundable Intro to Advanced Tightrope Walking for Complete Klutzes
  • Post Contemporary¬† Mid-Century Modern Danish Design for Retro Rockabilly Free Jazz
  • Loving Your Girlfriend’s Cat for Radical Vegans
  • Jaywalking in Japan
  • The 25 Best sexual Positions for People With Peanut Allergies

Posted in Thinking 'bout Books | 2 Comments »

Music Fridays – It’s the Weekend So…

Posted by middlerage on August 9, 2014

Posted in Thinking 'bout music | 2 Comments »

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