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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.

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Good News that Makes Middlerage Seethe

Posted by middlerage on August 1, 2014

Middlerage is a Time Warner Cable subscriber. Almost exclusively for internet with a small side of television. This week comes the news that by next year Time Warner will increase our internet speeds by nearly six times – AT NO extra cost. Good news you say? It only comes on the heels of AT&T moving into the region with big plans for fiber optics.

Fuck you TWC. Monopolies suck.

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Shortwave

Posted by middlerage on August 1, 2014

In all the angst about preparing for the zombie apocalypse, we see lots of discussion about weapons and canned food. But you know, the one thing I was thinking could be pretty darn handy is a shortwave radio. Preferably one with two-way communication. What if you’re loaded down with ammo, water and gasoline, but one nation state over everything is fine, and if you only knew…

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