Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Why the hell not?

Why the hell not write this blog everyday? I've written screen plays, shorts, short stories, long stories, unmentionables, e-mails, songs, and God knows what else, and no one reads them, so why the hell wouldn't I write here so no one can read this? This is easier. Specifically this rejection is much easier to swallow because I have zero expectations here.

That tree that fell in the woods, the one that someone either heard or didn't hear, that feels about right for my life right now, and I'm cool with that. Maybe it's because I've been listening to mostly blues music for a while now. The theme of the blues seems to be - you all gonna die and no one cares. Dead in the ground, and that okay. You gonna die, I gonna die, we all gonna die, yeah, yeah, yeah.

The ridiculous thing about that tree falling in the woods... of course it made a noise! Who the hell do you think you are to think that it didn't make a noise? God? I could write an essay on why squirrels have ears.

I do believe human kind is superior to other living things. I think we may even be shipwrecked aliens looking for a way off this rock, because we are looking for a way off this rock. But I don't think we created noise nor have we cornered the market on noise. Trees can make noise even if nare a fellow hears said tree.

That's another essay. Ciao.

Friday, March 6, 2015

No, I haven't been hacked! I've begun collecting and selling jewelry so I can reunite with my friends in India. I haven't seen Ankur and Amruta in a very long time :( But that will change.  If you are interested in anything below, e-mail me a  

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Every Damn Time

Every time I stop here I am going to try to write something... I don't even know why, but I like it so that should be enough, correct? I actually had a dream about bloggin' last night (PG 13 at least) and today I landed here.

I'm thinking about starting a new blog that deals with stories that have inspired me. As a teacher, I recognize how difficult it is to inspire students. I've always heard that it's impossible to teach motivation, but I think it's very possible to take the things that have inspired me (to become what, I do not know) and put them out there for others.

If I could just think of a name, I'd whip up my new blog right now... I need to get all brainstormy. The stories that have inspired me and usually pretty dark: Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain (I've always thought of him as quite dark).

If you haven't read this story, please do.

It's the kinda shtuff I like.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fight Like a Brave

I love going back and reading my blogs (only about once a year these days). Just Finished the Spring semester, teaching Organizational Leadership - Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership. It was an on-line class and I was apprehensive about teaching it I guess, but it went extremely well! Hopefully my student have become more ethical and spiritual because of their experience in my class. I know I have! Well... Spiritual anyway. If I do not move on down the road, I'll hopefully be teaching it again in the Fall. I'll also be teaching Freshman Seminar (Piece of Cake) and this summer...wait for it... I'll be teaching ESL again for the first time in two years! I'll be at work from 8am until 9pm on Mondays and Wednesday but I CANNOT FREAKIN WAIT TO GET BACK IN THE ESL CLASSROOM!!!!!!!!!!

Looking for a job overseas. My little Benjamin Bottom is 6 years old now and I think it's time his mother and I worked out a deal to start culturing this child. 6 months in Germany is only going to make him a better person in the future. I dream about hearing him speaking German. But who knows? I might end up in Cuba or even England.

On a personal note, I'm getting kinda sick of being single. It's been two years since I've had a girlfriend and I would really like some company if I do go abroad. It's funny to think that if I had buckets of money, I'd probably also have a girlfriend. I've dealt with that recently and decided to quit being so damn charitable. As much as I like what the Catholic church is doing in this ghetto, I feel I've done my time here. 4 years! Nobody has ever been able to contain me for four years before!

Disclaimer: I used to so look forward to writing in this blog and I still enjoy reading it. Why don't I start writing in it again?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Typos and All

I stopped by to reread some of the nonsense I've posted here in the last 3 years and holy crap did I allow a lot of typos.

Facebook obviously killed my blog and that's too bad but why not start writing in it again? I've told myself I would a couple of times in the past and I didn't so let's just see how it goes. Fortunately, my next door neighbor provided the inspiration for my current visit (that's what she does, provide inspiration) and I'm thinking of a way to keep this thing sustainable.

Day to day life - I've been promoted to Academic Advisor and only teach one night class these days. Thanks to my wonderful next door neighbor, provider of inspiration, and best co-worker ever, I can handle not teaching as much. Plus, this will be good experience for my next career move. I want to be an International Student Advisor.

Can't wait for Spring, can't wait to see what happens next.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2010 Blogging

I still think about his blog, but I've been spending all of my time writing a screen play. And I know its really really really really hard to get someone to read one of these things, and it's not like I wrote it to ever have it produced, or read for that matter... So what am I supposed to do with this thing? I've almost reached my goal of 100 pages, and it might even wind up being a little longer.

I would like to add that I think it is quite readable and would make an interesting movie. I wrote it as a reaction to all the sequels, adaptations, and rip-offs out there in movieland. I really just wanted to write an original piece of work since I spent so much time with English.

In fact, I enjoyed it so much I am planning on writing an adaptation of a short story by Etgar Keret next. It's not like I dislike sequels, adaptations and rip-offs... There should be other choices, and if you have ever read Mr. Keret you will know that he isn't exactly a with-the-grain kinda writer.

Peace, love, and politics,

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I am wondering about teaching English using Skype today. I have talked with my students about it, and it is something they are interested in. Has anyone out there ever tried it?